[Lubuntu-qa] make new Lubuntu versions cooperate with Pentium M

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 15:25:55 UTC 2013

Hi Lance,

Am I trying to swim in too deep water?

And yes, I know that the non-pae kernel was re-activated for Lubuntu and
Xubuntu 12.04, but abandoned after 12.04.

I was thinking this fix could keep the Pentium Ms running for a few more
years with Lubuntu. I think work-arounds like starting with the mini-iso
is not for the average user, that might want to migrate from Windows XP
within a year (I'm thinking about amjjawad's campaign to offer Lubuntu
to those people). Another alternative is ronniew's LXLE, that offers a
full 5 year LTS of a Lubuntu fork.

But if it is simple to make the modern kernel available for Pentium M, I
think it is the best solution.

Best regards

n 2013-04-28 12:38, Erick Brunzell wrote:
> On 04/28/2013 04:51 AM, Jackson Doak wrote:
>> since it's a kernel bug, does that mean all flavours will have the fix?
> What fix?
> This really is a kernel team thing. I beat my brains out on this some
> time ago:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/930447/comments/3
> Not all of that info is any longer correct because both Xubuntu and
> Lubuntu 12.04 shipped the non-pae kernel, but I finally decided it was
> best to stick with 12.04 on such machines. Of course Lubuntu 12.04 is
> only supported until October 2013, and Xubuntu until April 2015, but I
> finally settled on using the 12.04 non-pae mini.iso and then building up
> to this:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966370
> It's not as resource friendly as Lubuntu but since it uses the Metacity
> WM it's almost equal to Xubuntu in performance.
> But we'd really need a kernel dev to help us out on this problem.
> Lance

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