[Herts] Teaching an old dog new tricks

James Pink pinkster at punkass.com
Fri May 21 16:03:54 BST 2004

bash gentoo on that beast, it is compiled from source which although 
take an age means you get to config and pick everything yourself. set 
up right linux will run well on almost anything, i have found gentoo is 
the best way to get old machines running a dream. check out gentoo.org

On 21 May 2004, at 06:49, Lexx wrote:

>> On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 11:11:40PM +0100, Lexx wrote:
>>> I have a very old Toshiba Satellite Pro 430CDS and I'd like to put a 
>>> new
>>> disti on it. It currently has Debian on it, but it isn't working 
>>> well.
> On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 23:46, Mr. Spock wrote:
>> You could always try running a Knoppix/Morphix Live CD
>> (if it has a bootable CD drive) to see if the hardware
>> will run Linux, in case the mouse was problematic.
>> Does/did the mouse ever work with Debian?
> Yes, it has a pointing device and it works fine
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