Good ol' UNRELIABLE Lubuntu :(

c. marlow chris at
Sat Jun 14 03:42:08 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 4:31 PM, Israel <israeldahl at> wrote:
> On 06/13/2014 03:02 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> 2014-06-13 21:26, c. marlow skrev:
>> Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7500  @ 2.93GHz
>>      *-memory
>>           description: System Memory
>>           physical id: 19
>>           slot: System board or motherboard
>>           size: 2GiB
>>         *-bank:0
>>              description: DIMM 800 MHz (1.2 ns)
>>              physical id: 0
>>              slot: A0
>>              size: 2GiB
>>              width: 64 bits
>>              clock: 800MHz (1.2ns)
>>            *-display
>>                 description: VGA compatible controller
>>                 product: GK107 [GeForce GT 640]
>>                 vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
>>            *-network
>>                 description: Ethernet interface
>>                 product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
>> Controller
>>                 vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
>> -------------------------------------------------------
>> This computer should run well with Lubuntu as well as with Xubuntu. You
>> may need the boot option nomodeset (and or some other boot options) to
>> get going, and if problems with the graphics card, you can try a
>> proprietary nvidia driver.
>> Hibernating, sleeping, screen locking and such modes can have problems
>> in some computers. They might work better in Xubuntu than in Lubuntu. It
>> is worth trying. Or you can try to tweak your system. These things can
>> be hardware dependent, and it is hard to get a general system to work
>> with all kinds of hardware combinations.
>> It is often a good idea to have the newest version of BIOS.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
> I agree with Nio... try searching for stuff related to your graphics:
> GK107 [GeForce GT 640]
> nomodeset is a good idea to test it!  I had some issues running Lubuntu
> 13.10 on a computer until I used nomodeset... I think it also had NVidia
> graphics... though I am not entirely sure.  Nouveau has come a long way,
> but they work to support the newer cards, so sometimes, the older cards
> have compatibility broken in order to make newer cards work right.
> Otherwise,  2Gig is enough to run Xubuntu if you want to.  You can
> always install the LXDE components, and art.  You can also add the
> LXpanel to Thunar, and remove Xfce panel if you like.  I have run
> LXPanel and Thunar together successfully (since Thunar has really good
> volume management.. though PCManFm is catching up!)  Thunar is more
> tolerable now, too since it has tabs (finally).
> You can easily install all the Artwork, like Rafael's awesome icons, and
> the wallpapers, etc..

I never knew you could do that... Mix LXDE stuff with XFCE?

Delete the XFCE panel on first log in and add LXDE's to load at log in?
but why would you mix LDXE stuff with XFCE stuff? I could see that
being a nightmare when it comes to updating the system it wont know
what OS it is. LOL. I guess YMMV ( Your Mileage May Vary)

oh and how would I do the no modeset thing?


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