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it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by ChatoCR92 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:46 am

Hello fellows, this is my first post here!

I'm concern about the performance of my all-in-one HP PC.
I just downloaded Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon to my laptop and I LOVED the distro, I mean it is just PERFECT.
However, I tried with my HP omni 120 all in one 1162la, and the chaos began, now, the system is "usable" but it's too laggy, just opening the cinnamon menu takes around 3-5 seconds, and you notice teh performance downgrade when moving windows.
I would love to know if there's any way to get this resolve, right now my chances are either fix it or go back to Windows ( :cry: )
PS: I am not using any privative drivers, here's my hardware info:

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Arquitectura:                        x86_64
modo(s) de operación de las CPUs:    32-bit, 64-bit
Orden de los bytes:                  Little Endian
CPU(s):                              2
Lista de la(s) CPU(s) en línea:      0,1
Hilo(s) de procesamiento por núcleo: 1
Núcleo(s) por «socket»:              2
«Socket(s)»                          1
Modo(s) NUMA:                        1
ID de fabricante:                    AuthenticAMD
Familia de CPU:                      20
Modelo:                              2
Nombre del modelo:                   AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
Revisión:                            0
CPU MHz:                             1162.736
CPU MHz máx.:                        1700,0000
CPU MHz mín.:                        850,0000
BogoMIPS:                            3392.72
Virtualización:                      AMD-V
Caché L1d:                           32K
Caché L1i:                           32K
Caché L2:                            512K
CPU(s) del nodo NUMA 0:              0,1
Indicadores:                         fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor ssse3 cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch ibs skinit wdt hw_pstate vmmcall arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save pausefilter
AND MY GRAPHICS CARDS:

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 7340]

In advance thank you very much for all the effort!
Long live Linux Mint!
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Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by Pjotr » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:54 am

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by Pierre » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:59 am

if often helps if you can state which Windows System was previously installed onto your machine.

the CPU MHz: 1162.736 & that quite low, unfortunately.
- how much memory does it have ?
- how big is the HardDrive ?.
:)
you most probably will be better off in using an Lightweight system :
LinuxMint XFCE:
https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=257
or
anti-X
http://antix.mepis.org

both of which are designed for those much older machines.
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Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by gm10 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:15 am

Pierre wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:59 am
the CPU MHz: 1162.736 & that quite low, unfortunately.
Mine's at 840 MHz as I type this. The wonders of CPU scaling with a powersave governor. ;)

I agree with your conclusion though. Cinnamon is the heavy-weight variant in the Mint offerings. Any other will run better.

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Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by ChatoCR92 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:05 pm

I am sad to hear that I won't be able to tun Cinnamon, that sucks actually...

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Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by Moem » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:34 am

Have you tried XFCE? You may be in for a pleasant surprise.
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Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

Post by vladtepes » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:58 am

XFCE is a lot better than you assume it is :)

https://youtu.be/SBz5A-fqnb4?t=37m55s
37:55 XFCE
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