YouTube on Lubuntu 12.04

Phill Whiteside phillw at vpolink.com
Thu Apr 4 18:02:12 UTC 2013


I'm sure that some one, some where would be happy to receive your old
machine. The other options to look at would be something like DSL, Puppy
(if it still going), Xenix  etc.

Regards,

Phill.


On 4 April 2013 18:44, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com> wrote:

>  Phill:
>
> Thank you very much for the additional information.
>
> If what you state is indeed the case, it definitely answers my question as
> to whether a 450 megahertz machine with 512 megabytes RAM can be considered
> a viable minimum system for my users.
>
> And I think the answer is, that it *can't* be a viable minimum system.
>
> How could I expect users to wait 90 minutes for a machine to get out of
> what appears to be a hang?  And (having tried it) the machine can't be used
> for MIDI music while in that extended 'busy' state.
>
> I think I will bid a fond 'farewell' to my old trusty HP-Vectra, as it
> journeys to that great bit-bucket in the sky, and use my next-to-slowest
> machine (a Compac P933, 933-megahertz machine with 512 megabytes RAM) for
> testing as a minimum system for my software.
>
> Such is the march of progress, for better, or for worse.
>
> Sincerely,
> Aere
>
>
> On 04/04/2013 06:44 AM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>
> Hi Aere,
>
>  I suspect you are seeing
>
>  "Please be aware that your system may seem to 'hang' (stop) at about 90%
> (dpkg), it has not; it just takes a little time (up to 90 minutes). The
> lowest specification that we have seen working is a Pentium 2, with 64MB of
> RAM using lubuntu core."
>
>  It is mentioned in the minimal install area [1], but possibly the bit
> about waiting for upto 90 mins needs repeating in the alternate area.
>
>  Regards,
>
>  Phill.
> 1. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation/MinimalInstall
>
>
> On 4 April 2013 06:03, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com> wrote:
>
>> On 04/03/2013 03:31 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>>
>>> I suggest that you try updating with terminal window commands
>>>
>>> sudo apt-get update
>>> sudo apt-get upgrade
>>>
>>  Nio:
>>
>> I tried this on my HP-Vectra machine (both on Lubuntu 12.10, and
>> Ubuntu-Studio 12.04).
>>
>> Unfortunately, I encounter the same (or worse) problem.
>>
>> Everything seems to be going fine, and I can monitor everything.
>>
>> Then it gets to the point where it says:
>>
>> ldconfig deferred processing taking place
>>
>> At that point, control returns to the command prompt, so I can execute
>> other commands.
>>
>> But the processor is over 90% busy, running python as user=root.  It
>> keeps running for longer than would normally be required for applying
>> updates.  And watching the task manager window gives me no clue of what it
>> is doing.
>>
>> If I run the software updater, it says my system is up-to-date.
>>
>> I finally shut down my system (hoping the package database didn't get
>> messed-up).
>>
>> The very same thing happens on Ubuntu-Studio (Xubuntu).
>>
>> At least using the software-updater, I could get clues from the task
>> manager of what it was doing.
>>
>> So, unfortunately, I still cannot reliably update Linux systems on my
>> HP-Vectra (450 megahertz, 512 meg RAM) machine.
>>
>> --
>> Sincerely,
>> Aere
>>
>>
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> Aere
>
>


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