new user issue

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Sat Jun 4 22:40:40 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 23:28 +0100, Isabel Winstanley wrote:
> I loaded the live CD v5.04 on my Sony PCV LX1 ME desktop pentium lll with
> 112.0MB RAM. The fan keeps running and the curser is very slow to move. When
> I click on Applications, Places, System etc the HDD light flashes but
> nothing happens. I  once did load XP and the fan would not stop running.
> Sony Knowledge Base suggests downloading a later fan controller version and
> also fitting another 128 MB of memory. I restored ME. Any suggestions for
> getting Ubumtu to work? Or do I need more memory? Thanks

Ubuntu won't be much with 128MB, adding an extra 256MB will breathe life
into it, for sure.  A used 128MB sitck of that age must cost peanuts, so
it's not worth cutting corners. If you can put more than 256MB on your
motherboard, do it. The more RAM the better ! :-)
I started with 256, was fine, until I started using P2P programs. I
upgraded to 512MB and P2P was fine. Then I installed X-Plane, system
would seriously swap. Upped the RAM once more, to 768MB, and now X-Plane
is happy. The more the merrier ! ;o)
Sure enough, when I get to renewing my motherboard/system, I will spend
money on RAM rather than fancy bleeding edge processors...


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