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which mint version is suitable for amd turion 64 cpu and sis

Postby ckonn » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:23 pm

hello,

I want to ask: what linux mint version exactly, ( doesn't matter how old, or linux distribution at all ), is suitable ( compatible ) for pc with the following characteristics:

Acer Aspire 5000
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-30 1,6 GHz
384 MB RAM
graphic card - SiS M760GX

this Acer Aspire 5000 can boot only from cd/dvd drive.

this pc was bot with 'windows xp' instalation CDs in 2006, and until now the pc have worked only under 'windows xp'.
now I want to replace 'windows xp' with some linux distribution.

is it possible that some linux distribution could be installed on this pc? and if 'yes', which exactly?

thanks in advance
Last edited by ckonn on Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:01 am, edited 5 times in total.
linux mint 17.3 mate edition

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Re: Which Mint version is suitable for AMD Turion 64 CPU and

Postby karlchen » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:51 am

Hello, ckonn.

Experience tells that the combination of
+ AMD Turion 64 CPU
+ SiS graphics card
is not the best base if you want to run any kind of Linux Mint or Ubuntu. - Not sure about other distributions.
Take into consideration the small RAM size of 384 MB, tiny from today's point fo view.
This machine is not even really good enough for Windows XP.

If you absolutely have to fiddle around with it and try to get some kind of Linux up and running on it, concentrate on those distributions which have been designed to be "skinny minny". Cf. this thread, please: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=179348.

Cheers and good luck,
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Re: Which Mint version is suitable for AMD Turion 64 CPU and

Postby nomko » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:47 am

graphic card - SiS M760GX

The SiS graphic devices aren't very well supported under Linux. However, solutions cna be found, not only on this forum, but also on other Linux forums. Some solutions dated back to 2008 and earlier. To give you an idea of what is waiting for you when using Linux with the SiS M760GX:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1526038
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=834&p=26729
http://www.serkey.com/ubuntu-sis-m760gx ... e8p7w.html
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/ ... 72618.html
In most threads it basically comes down to pointing other users to this website: http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisvga.shtml. Also on this forum are more than enough threads to be found related to your SiS device: Click here.

AMD Turion 64 Mobile

I have no experiences with AMD CPU's because i use Intel. Although in the past i had a system with the AMD Am5x86 133 MHz. But that was somewhere in 1997/1998.

1,6 GHz 384 MB RAM

384 MB RAM??? That is not much RAM to work with. I agree with karlchen when he says that really tiny for today's standards. You could try LXLE: http://lxle.net/although the requirements of minimum RAM size exceeds your amount of RAM: http://wiki.lxle.net/doku.php/requirements. But it's worth a shot!

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Re: Which Mint version is suitable for AMD Turion 64 CPU and

Postby ckonn » Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:57 pm

karlchen wrote:Hello, ckonn.

Experience tells that the combination of
+ AMD Turion 64 CPU
+ SiS graphics card
is not the best base if you want to run any kind of Linux Mint or Ubuntu. - Not sure about other distributions.
Take into consideration the small RAM size of 384 MB, tiny from today's point fo view.
This machine is not even really good enough for Windows XP.

If you absolutely have to fiddle around with it and try to get some kind of Linux up and running on it, concentrate on those distributions which have been designed to be "skinny minny". Cf. this thread, please: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=179348.

Cheers and good luck,
Karl


OK, than! Let me rephrase my question: "What exactly system requirements should a Laptop have to be able to work under Linux Mint 17.1 without any problems?"
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linux mint 17.3 mate edition

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Re: Which Mint version is suitable for AMD Turion 64 CPU and

Postby kc1di » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:08 pm

I use a Dell 1564 with I3 cpu and 4 gigs of ram. only problem is you have to install the broadcom wireless drivers after install.
it works really well with all the mint versions.
these are the minimum requirement to run 17.1 But I would say that 512mb ram it will not run very fast.
System requirements
x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
DVD drive or USB port

other than that I would suggest if your thinking of a newer laptop. to purchase one from a company that specializes in Linux laptops.
IE System 76 or Zareason Etc.
zareason found here : https://zareason.com/shop/Laptops/
System76 here: https://system76.com/laptops
Penquin also offers a few : https://www.thinkpenguin.com/catalog/notebook-computers-gnu-linux-2
I've dealt with zareason before but none of the others , they were good to work with.

as for that machine. you may find Puppy linux would run on it. or antix may. but mint 17.1 would not. not nearly enough ram for one things.
sis cards are a problem also.
good luck :)

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Re: Which Mint version is suitable for AMD Turion 64 CPU and

Postby mank_in » Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:58 am

Ok, i am to share my experience with SiS graphics
Don't try install modern Linux desktop with it . The driver is very slow and buggy ( VIA openchrome driver still much better )

If you insist , You can try installing LM13 XFCE, but maybe puppy linux is the better choice ( puppy linux use very light jvm windows manager )
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Re: Which Mint version is suitable for AMD Turion 64 CPU and

Postby Pjotr » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:17 am

mank_in wrote:Ok, i am to share my experience with SiS graphics
Don't try install modern Linux desktop with it . The driver is very slow and buggy ( VIA openchrome driver still much better )

If you insist , You can try installing LM13 XFCE, but maybe puppy linux is the better choice ( puppy linux use very light jvm windows manager )

In Linux Mint 13 Xfce, you can install the right driver for a SiS 771/671 video card, which works fine and has good performance:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/sis

Only applicable in Mint 13, because the right driver won't work at all in Mint 17.x. Luckily, Mint 13 is still supported until May, 2017. :mrgreen:
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