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Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby NumNuts on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:24 am

Hi folks,
Just purchased Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook from a well known internet auction site. Its low spec Celeron 450 Mhz, 192MB RAM and 30GB HDD.
Apparently its a bit of pig to get Linux on it, and considering the low spec is there any point in trying with Mint or would I be better off trying a lighter disto?.

Any info or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:35 am

I think the Fluxbox CE would work just fine
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby NumNuts on Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:52 pm

Just tried Fluxbox on my PC. Its damn fast, looks a bit crude, but I'm impressed.
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby AK Dave on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:55 pm

Boot the LiveCD of the Mint XFCE CE. Less "crude" than fluxbox, but also zippy and responsive.

Wait for it, a fluxbox fan will flame us for saying fluxbox is "crude".
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby NumNuts on Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:56 am

A grovelling appology to all involved with Fluxbox. What I should have said was , Its not needlessly flashy or over endowed with slick wotzits.
All hail Fluxbox.
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:39 pm

:mrgreen:
And since when is Scotland sunny :) :)
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby NumNuts on Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:43 am

Twice a year, last Monday in may we call it summer and the first Sunday in October, thats known as an Indian summer!.
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:30 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby NumNuts on Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:09 am

Have full fat MInt running on it. Its a little slow at loading but otherwise super fantastic.
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Re: Fujitsu Siemens B2154 Lifebook

Postby NumNuts on Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:12 am

As an experiment just put Mint 6 on the Lifebook. It works, boot up takes over 4 minutes and openoffice is up and running in 1.38.

What, if anything can be removed from the boot procedure to speed it up. I know its a bit pointless as xfce and fluxbox work fine, however I do like to play.
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