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updated Mint version for laptops

Post by airdale51 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:18 am

Have a Toshiba Satellite P205DS7802 lap top. Will not load or run any thing above Mint 18. Is there going to be a newer version to run on lap tops. 19 works perfect on a desk top.

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Re: updated version for lap tops

Post by Lord Boltar » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:38 am

What are the Specs of your laptop?
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Re: updated version for lap tops

Post by JoeFootball » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:53 am

airdale51 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:18 am
Is there going to be a newer version to run on lap tops.
LM 19.x runs just fine on laptops, but perhaps maybe not on something as old as what you have. Per above, post the output of inxi -Fxz so that others can assess the details of what you're working with.

What desktop version are you attempting to install? For that era of hardware, I'd recommend an Xfce version.

Lastly, know that LM 18.3 is still supported until April 2021, so perhaps sticking with what works for you now is a viable option.

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Re: updated version for laptops

Post by athi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:30 am

Yes, posting spec from $ inxi -Fxz is always helpful.

You might also download and try Peppermint Linux, lightweight O/S, and run it in liveSession to see if you like it better than Mint18.3. Peppermint have good review from many on this forum. From the published spec for the Satellite, even Mint18.3 is going to be sluggish.
Mint Mate 19.1. Main rig is HP 800G2 I5 6500 16GB ram, 120GB boot drive, 2x3TB, 1x4TB data drives. Oldest rig is Mate 18.3 on Dell D620 with 32bits core duo.

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Re: updated version for laptops

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:06 am

As mentioned, your situation has nothing to do with whether it's a laptop or a desktop, it's the age of that laptop. I'm guessing it may be 10 years old, but, yes, inxi output would help.

Hoping that a new Linux release will fix compatibility problems with old machines is a dead end. New kernel releases are updated for new harware. They're much more likely to break old machines than fix them.

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Re: updated version for laptops

Post by airdale51 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm

Will try to download and install Peppermint and see if it works properly.

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Re: updated Mint version for laptops

Post by Lord Boltar » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:50 am

I found these specs on your machine from https://www.manualslib.com/manual/32992 ... S7802.html (below)
If these are correct you are "Light" on the RAM need to upgrade it to 4096 MB to run effectively for 64Bit, the processor is Dual core so it should work

Operating System
• Genuine Windows Vista
Home Premium (32-bit version)
Processor and Chipset
• AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-58 1.9 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, HyperTransport™ Technology @ up
to 1600MHz
• AMD M690V chipset 4
Memory
• Configured with 2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM (both memory slots
may be occupied). Maximum capacity 4096MB
Hard Disk Drive
• 160GB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive
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