[ubuntu-uk] dig out your old computers...

Jim Price d1version at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 4 22:23:06 UTC 2012

On 04/03/12 20:18, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> grep pae /proc/cpuinfo
> flags           : fpu tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr mca cmov pat pse36
> mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up ts
> The above output shows a CPU that does have PAE support. If the command
> returns nothing, then the CPU does not have PAE support.

It looks like I don't have any x86 machines which don't have PAE. 
Looking at the processors which don't have it, I'd be surprised if many 
of their motherboards supported as much as 128MB. My PII MMX laptop is 
maxed out at 96MB.

> For G3, could you try both, we only have one tester with a G3 and he has
> not had any success as yet. ppc discussions are also carried out at
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1918246 which will keep you up to
> date with things that effect "General" ppc systems so as we can determine
> which are lubuntu specific.

Lots of reading there.

> The lubuntu wiki area on testing is at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing

I'll dig out the old iMac and see if it still works, and see if I can 
read up on enough stuff to avoid totally embarrassing myself. The 
machine I mentioned which I installed Lubuntu desktop on is choc full of 
development stuff, and other experiments with Precise, so isn't probably 
a good candidate for a testing machine.

Finally (to get my messages off this list) what is the address to send 
emails to the mailing list? I use this list on Gmane - would there be 
any objections to the Lubuntu-qa list being added to Gmane?


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