[TriLUG] Ubuntu 5.10 not so Breezy w/64MB RAM
jwheeler at etherealfringe.com
Tue Mar 7 00:12:08 EST 2006
Thanks for all the responses guys.
I had bit of trouble getting the correct nvidia drivers for this card
It's an old 8MB Vanta LT so i had to use legacy drivers.
After it was all said and done the Legacy drivers SOMEHOW caused
Ubuntu to quit recognizing my Belkin Wireless G card as a network
device by default.
No ndiswrapper fixes helped. But in the end I didn't see any speed
advantages to using the official Nvidia drivers anyway.
I guess what it comes down to is old hardware.
I was interested in the xubuntu-desktop idea as it appears to be a
lighter desktop... but I couldn't find it in the Aptitude packages
I only saw references to it on the ubuntu site. I'm going to
Any other suggestions as to lighter desktop options would be
Again, all the suggestions were great. Thanks a lot!
On Mar 1, 2006, at 10:03 AM, Pat Regan wrote:
> John Wheeler wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> I have installed Ubuntu 5.10 onto an AMD Athalon 700Mhz box w/
>> 64MB RAM.
>> I am impressed with it's ability to identify all of my hardware off
>> the bat. Of course my issue is that the windows draw SO slow with my
>> limited RAM.
> The problem may be your video drivers. Ubuntu may not have chosen
> accelerated drivers for your video card (VESA or Framebuffer
> instead of
> a driver for your specific chipset). It is also possible that it
> the correct driver, but the driver doesn't support acceleration at a
> depth of 24 bpp.
> Look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Check the "Device" section for your
> video card, it should have a Driver entry. Also, check the "Screen"
> section, and try changing "DefaultDepth" to 16. You will need to
> restart your X server ("/etc/init.d/gdm restart" should do the trick).
> There may very well be some proper Ubuntu way to do this, or some
> setting you can find in the GUI somewhere. If there is, I have never
> looked for it :).
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