upgrade from Lubuntu 12 LTS to Lubuntu 14 LTS on the extremely old desktop?
este.el.paz at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 02:04:25 UTC 2015
Funny . . . I didn't know other people have bills . . . hmmmm, total
re-think on collective life in a capitalistic society. But, when you say,
"run the build command" . . . is this a general suggestion of something to
do on the computer to fill its time . . . or specific to keeping my olde PM
3,1 running 12.04, but something that needs to be "built" . . . so that the
upgrade for XFCE could then be installed ???
On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:23 PM, Herminio Hernandez, Jr. <
herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> We all got bills, just run the build command leave the computer, do what
> you gotta do, come back and you should be done :)
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 8:14 PM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at gmail.com>
>> Thanks for the emotional support, yes, sniff, it's a lonely world in
>> linux PPC . . . nobody calls, nobody "likes" my posts . . . the devs don't
>> respond to bug reports . . . . : - (((((
>> But, sure, 450 MHz is "OK" for many local tasks, it just gets totally
>> overwhelmed in places like FB . . . .
>> Appreciate the reply as well, however, "get down to the terminal" . . .
>> right, but for what? I do use the terminal for routine upgrades, but,
>> having spent time in fink and mintppc, where upgrades/installs took 8
>> hours, during which something would invariably break, I've moved on to the
>> more stable systems like the 'buntu flavors, that don't take so much time
>> and attention to just get them to run. Like, if there was a wiki on how to
>> update xfce to 4.10 or 4.12 while in 12.04, and the CL instructions were
>> detailed . . . I could maybe find the time. But, compiling a kernel?? Too
>> many things to do that I'm already ignoring . . . I've got "bills" . . .
>> "bills" . . . "bills" . . . . : - )
>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Herminio Hernandez, Jr. <
>> herminio.hernandezjr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I would strongly encourage you getting down to the command line. It will
>>> help you so much with Linux on PPC. I think once you get started you will
>>> see that tasks like applying patches, building .deb files, even compiling a
>>> kernel are not as daunting as they may sound. You will definitely feel that
>>> you are more in control of your computing freedom.
>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:10 PM, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com
>>> > wrote:
>>>> On 08/09/2015 04:37 PM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
>>>>> But, this JWM for PPC has been mentioned before, perhaps by the time
>>>>> you have the time to do that, might be around when all support for 12.04 is
>>>>> dropped . . . . It's "hard" to work with a 450 MHz processor these days.
>>>> I know (thanks to your reporting) that PPC support (or lack of such) is
>>>> its own 'bag of worms', unfortunately. I am impressed with your dogged
>>>> determination in trying to solve the many problems strewn in your path.
>>>> But at least in the Intel world, I have a 450 megahertz HP Vectra test
>>>> machine, and it works with Lubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and now (more recently)
>>>> with Lubuntu 15.04 (15.04 tested-out better than 14.10).
>>>> It runs my MIDI music tests, including running Qsynth, Qjactctl,
>>>> Rosegarden, and Java. It played a demanding MIDI sequence without a single
>>>> under-run error in qjackctl being reported.
>>>> That being said, it is a slow machine, that I would not recommend to
>>>> anyone. Its best use is probably for me as a minimum-system test machine.
>>>> But someone could use it, if they were motivated to.
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