mank_in wrote:Do you know your graphic adapter intel 845G
LM12 Gnome default desktop is MGSE ( gnome shell), gnome shell required modern 3d acceleration graphic card. But MATE will works. Maybe you can try LM12 LXDE
$ inxi -F
System: Host asbun-845GV Kernel 3.0.0-12-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro Linux Mint 12 LXDE
Machine: Mobo eSys model 845GV version 5.0A Bios American Megatrends version Version 07.00T date 04/02/01
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-UP-) cache 512 KB flags (sse sse2) clocked at 2265.229 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
X.Org 1.10.4 drivers intel unloaded: fbdev,vesa Resolution firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 845G x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.3 Mesa 7.11
Audio: Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller driver Intel ICH Sound: ALSA v: 1.0.24
Network: Card Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver 8139too
IF: eth0 state: down speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: 00:11:5b:aa:c5:9a
Drives: HDD Total Size: 48.0GB (18.8% used) 1: /dev/sda ST340014A 40.0GB
2: USB /dev/sdc DataTraveler_G2 8.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 18G used: 2.7G (17%) fs: ext4 ID:swap-1 size: 1.01GB used: 0.04GB (4%) fs: swap
Sensors: Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Info: Processes 109 Uptime 15 min Memory 119.4/488.5MB Client Shell inxi 1.7.7
Summersky wrote:I have 2, 9 year old dell dimension 2400 desktop pcs. Dell must have sold millions of these things. They both have intel pentium 4 processors and 1 g of memory. One has a 40 g hhd and the other has 80. They have both been running Mint 10, Julia, happily for over a year, but time to move on, so..
I tried Mint 12 in one of them, but the top toolbar doesnt show. Should I try to correct that, or is there a different version of Mint that will run better on these old clunkers? I have 12 in a netbook and love it. The old laptop is running 9, Isadora very well and I will probably leave it until it is no longer supported. I was wondering if KDE or Xfce would be better choices for the antique dells.
Thanks to all, and especially to the Mint team for this excellent OS.
edit: Also, I believe that Dell has a bios update for these machines that requires internet explorer. Is it possible or advisable to try to do this update through WINE?
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