[tlinux-users 00376] Re: Portege 320CT (Debian 5.02/Lenny)
ohaya at cox.net
ohaya at cox.net
Sat Jul 18 13:32:25 JST 2009
I hadn't tried Xubuntu directly, but I think Kubunty is a variant of Xubuntu. As I mentioned in my earlier msg, I've tried so many distros this past week on this laptop, I'm losing track of them, but I know that so far, the only one that I've been able to actually install has been Debian.
But, per the original msg on this thread, I'm now stuck with what appears to be non-working DMA, which makes the system very slow. A lot/most of it works, but just very slowly.
Where I started with all of this was to try to make this Portege somewhat useable, at least as a web browser. Prior to trying the Linux distros, I had tried both Windows 2000 and Win XP, which I was able to install, but had the same problem, no DMA. So, then, I thought that I might be able to find a Linux distro that might be able to have the DMA working.
Alas, after all of that, so far, only one working Linux distro (again, Debian), but still no DMA :(...
[That Toshiba "Piccolo" IDE chip seems to be a "hard nut to crack" :( )]
So, since Debian is the only one that works, I'm trying to see if there's some way that I can get the DMA enabled. If I can do that, maybe this machine will have some useful life for someone who needs it.
---- Chris Hermansen <c.hermansen at telus.net> wrote:
> Jim, there is also Xubuntu. I've not used it recently but I did have it
> running happily on an ancient 128mb think pad a number of years ago.
> ohaya at cox.net wrote:
> > Hi Joe,
> > I had tried Puppy (the latest) before I tried Kubuntu, before I tried Debian Lenny. Lenny was the only one that would install.
> > Puppy would not install. I think the CD wouldn't even boot, and I think I tried two CD burns, at different speeds.
> > Jim
> > ---- Joe Zeff <ahnknaton at zeff.us> wrote:
> >> On 07/17/2009 ohaya at cox.net wrote:
> >>> I've gotten Debian 5.02 installed on a Toshiba Portege 320CT. This
> >>> machine has 96MB RAM and a 40GB hard drive.
> >>> Almost everything worked after the installation, including WIFI (I've
> >>> tried both an Orinoco Silver and a Dlink DWL-G650), and sound.
> >>> The reason for this msg is that, although almost everything works, it
> >>> is SLOW. Yes, I know that this is an older laptop, but I think that
> >>> the problem is because I cannot get DMA to work.
> >> You might want to try Puppy instead: http://puppylinux.org/ because it's
> >> designed for machines with small RAM. I have it running on an old
> >> laptop with no more RAM than yours.
> >> --
> >> Joe Zeff
> >> If you can't play with words, what good are they?
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