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turboscrew

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2012, 01:40    Post subject:  Puppy for Athlon XP
Subject description: Selecting puppy variant
 

I've been running Lupu 5.2.8 for about a year now (full install) and I've started to think that maybe Frugal install would be better for me.

Now that there has also been some problems due to the fact that the default processor for which the SW is compiled, seems to be too new for my old processor - Athlon XP 1900+. This processor doesn't support sse2 and newer instructions.

I was wondering if Wary would be better for me than Lupu?
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2012, 16:35    Post subject: Re: Puppy for Athlon XP
Subject description: Selecting puppy variant
 

turboscrew wrote:
... Now ... the SW is compiled, seems to be too new for my old processor ... I was wondering if Wary would be better for me than Lupu?
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James C


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2012, 23:51    Post subject:  

It just so happens that I use an old Athlon XP box as my primary Linux computer.

-Computer-
Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
Memory : 1033MB (198MB used)
Operating System : Unknown distribution
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Mon 15 Oct 2012 10:45:10 PM CDT
-Display-
Resolution : 1440x900 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : VIA8233 - VIA 8235

My main Puppy install is a full install of Lucid 528 as well...... the only software I've had a problem with is some builds of Iron/Chrome/Chromium that won't run, pretty much everything else has worked without problem. I do have a gb of ram and another gb of swap though.

I also have a frugal install of Wary 5.3 too....... it does seem to use a bit less resources than Lucid. Testing Pemasu's latest 5.X.3.6.2.1 right now( with k-3.6.2) and it appears to be working well too.

EDIT:
I also have an Athlon XP 1700+ that I occasionally use....... it runs Lucid 528 as well.
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turboscrew

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct 2012, 01:04    Post subject:  

The processor is Athlon XP 1900+

-Computer-
Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) XP
Memory : 515MB (269MB used)
Operating System : Unknown distribution
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : ti 16. lokakuuta 2012 07.54.23
-Display-
Resolution : 1680x1050 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI Rage 128 Pro 20051027 AGP 1x x86/MMX+/3DNow!+/SSE
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : ALS4000 - Avance Logic ALS4000
Audio Adapter : MPU-401 UART - MPU-401 UART
-Input Devices-
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
ImExPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse
Power Button
Power Button
PC Speaker
-Printers (CUPS)-
Canon_MP140_series : <i>Default</i>
CUPS-PDF
pdf_writer
-SCSI Disks-
ATA MAXTOR STM325082

There are 4 PCs in the LAN
Yes, there is a CD/DVD with which I burned the Lupu install CD and then
booted from it to install that Lupu.

Funny, Lupu doesn't seem to recognize the CD/DVD.
It's Philips SPD2414BD.

It work fine with Windows2000 (dual boot)..
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct 2012, 01:40    Post subject:  

Your optical drive is a rebadged LITE-ON LH-20A1P model, at least according to Google.

If you're in the States and you can foot the shipping cost (should be less than $10 for sure) I can send you a replacement that should work better. I can even test it before I send it (although I'll need to know which version of Lupu you're using). I've got a ton of these drives lying around -- although the vast majority are Combo Drives*, I have a few DVD burners and "multi drives".

*A Combo Drive formally is a CD-R/RW-DVD-ROM drive. It will read and write CDs but only read DVDs -- no DVD burning. Personally, I almost never burn DVDs (I think I've done that exactly twice in the past 18mo or so) but YMMV.

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turboscrew

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct 2012, 08:21    Post subject:  

@starhawk: I'm from Finland, and I don't think I need a replacement for the drive.

Well, it looks like I'll keep my Lupu 5.2.8, but just change the installation from full install to frugal.

Thanks, all, for help.
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