[Wolves] Talk: John Alexander - Making Hardware Work, 10th February

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 17:03:24 UTC 2021

I got amd64 working on the laptop I was lucky having a 64bit cpu.

I not the nightmare of 32bit cpu I would try too find alternative
computer.  It really hard when some very attached to there laptop..
I had a couple of desktop that came in via repair cafe redditch. I have a
friend that clears out business offices and will puts couple desktop n
laptops computers too one side... I buy them off him for around £5/£35
depending on the condition n specs. So it not worth the effort to get Linux
kicking n screaming onto hardware that well pasted it life...

Chat again sometime..

On Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 4:19 pm Adam Sweet via Wolves, <
wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> On 12/02/2021 16:12, Adam Sweet wrote:
> > On 12/02/2021 07:27, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint wrote:
> >> Thank you everyone involved including top tutorial on finding hardware
> >> issues in Linux from John..
> >>
> >>
> >> Looking forward too next one..
> >>
> >> I am installing solus Linux on slow dell latitude d520  laptop... ram
> >> 3gb . HDD 80gb .. it has got 64 bit Intel CPU.
> >>
> > Looking it up, the CPU is actually 1.66 GHz. 667 MHz is the system bus
> > speed. Nevertheless, that seems like it will be an uphill struggle
> > without more RAM.
> Actually, according to this:
> https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/27234/intel-core-duo-processor-t2300e-2m-cache-1-66-ghz-667-mhz-fsb.html
> That's a 32 bit CPU so RAM might not be your only problem. Solus doesn't
> appear to support 32 bit x86. You might try BunsenLabs, but again you're
> still short on RAM.
> A quick Google brought up this article which may have you choose a
> distro if you can't get Solus running:
> https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/best-lightweight-linux-distro
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