The only time I spent some time figuring out stuff is when I installed Xgl and Compiz to have “Vista-ish” effects. T23, T21, E, and a D. I loved to geek out about computers. Seems to have a slight Video Driver Problem. I have been dual-booting on my Stinkpad T43 for about 6 mos. Random system freezes in 8; have no idea what’s up with that.

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Rumour has it that some repositories could be for-pay which I notice a number of other distros are starting to do.

Ubuntu Linux now on my new Thinkpad T43p: Wow!

After first boot, can fix networking and once got X to work, but more unstable than 8. Then came the real test. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting lnux guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Next I played with 6. All times are GMT Do not boot directly into X, log in on the console and then run ‘startx’ manually.

Review your favorite Linux distribution. Plus I have to constantly hit the command line and hit Google to figure out what to do next From that point I’d be left with lniux X configuration which would hang my machine, even after manually tweaking resolution, chipset, etc. mandrrake


please recommend linux version for old IBM Thinkpad

It gets way more complex to try it from obm floppy. The IBM Thinkpad is a slow computer. Proceed with install Proceed with install Gentoo has an overview on how to install using a Knoppix boot. My only complains are about the trackpad, which is truly horrible, and the missing of a HDMI out apparently yours has one but usually I can live with that. Neither of these interactions had any bearing on my decision to try and continue using Ubuntu — I tried the OS on advice from Google’s Chris DiBona, and continued to use it due to my overall great experiences with the technology.

I’ve had Ubuntu barf on a couple of hardware configurations As soon as I try Mandrake 8. It’s designed for older pc’s.

Join our community today! It can also take 32GB of RAM, so when you do a lot of compiling because of quad core or want to run some VMs on your laptop this model will come in handy. mandraek

Installing Gentoo Linux on a IBM Thinkpad T42P

Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Everything would go fine to the point of X configuration.


I use several pcmcia cards and everything works smoothly. APM works great, sleep on a full charge lasts maybe 5 hours maximum though. Ubuntu is the first real “desktop” Linux I’ve ever seen. Visit the following links: Thus I’m using an external mouse.

You will need to disable DRM. Find More Posts by TroN I’ve been using Ubuntu as my Linux distro for a while now, and have also taken to carrying around the live cd in my car for those ‘family and friend tech support’ moments.

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If you use all cpu cores a lot when on batterie it definitely will have less runtime. I can still really get into the subject, but for the most part, I just want to Get Stuff Done with my computer. Boot the system using a Knoppix CD.

I still would give a go with the 1st Slackware Find More Posts by killingthemonkey. If you just buy 4 cores without looking you get often just 4 threads and you do not win much.