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« on: September 12, 2010, 02:37:23 PM »

Being somewhat encouraged by my updating of my Asus EEE with Puppeee (which is still stormingly good!), I decided to revive 'er indoors "knocking on a bit" laptop with a knackered hard-drive......... New hard drive off Fleabay 13.50 (advertised as second hand, actually new - and arrived overnight) - the computer only had 192mb of ram, so wanted something not too demanding of power/memory to run on it, and lit on "Lubuntu" - an "unofficial" member of the Ubuntu family, designed for low-power computers - took a while to install from cd, but has worked flawlessly from day one! So, inspired, spend a fiver on another 256mg ram, and it's now a positive flyer - highly recommended! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 07:46:27 PM »

Have you tried skype on it, I have had problems with skype on xubuntu, and the only way roud it is to run an older version?
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 07:48:40 PM »

not yet, but I'll give it a twirl and report back! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 08:41:18 PM »

this guy reckons Skype works fine on it - http://www.raiden.net/articles/lubuntu_1004_review/ - certainly worth downloading an iso, burning it to cd, and giving it a twirl! ballspin
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 08:44:05 PM »

I will do that.
Skype is supposed to work on xubuntu but just doesn't on my machine, maybe it is my machine?  tumble
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 08:48:48 PM »

Could be, but I gather several people find it difficult on Xubuntu too - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288199 Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 05:22:44 PM »

I had some problems with Skype (and other) audio on vanilla Ubuntu (89.10 Karmic).  Something to do with some defaults set up for the audio subsystem installed with Kubuntu but Ubuntu using a different subsystem (pulse?).  Workarounds found by Googling got it going.  Unfortunately, my notes only include some things which didn't work - not the bit which did - but GNOME ALSA Mixer (gnome-alsamixer) was involved.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 11:27:33 PM »

Well so far so good, I am coming to you from the brave new world of LUBUNTU  extrahappy, I haven't installed skype yet.....  tumble
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 11:39:07 PM »

'er indoors is chuffed to bits with her Lubuntu system - hope it's equally effective for you! Cool
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 12:48:50 AM »

'er indoors is chuffed to bits with her Lubuntu system - hope it's equally effective for you! Cool

It seems much better than xubuntu , skype works, and seems faster, so all good.  Smiley
Thanks Martin.
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2010, 01:15:35 PM »

'er indoors is chuffed to bits with her Lubuntu system - hope it's equally effective for you! Cool

It seems much better than xubuntu , skype works, and seems faster, so all good.  Smiley
Thanks Martin.
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I think I spoke too soon, the sound has stopped..... grrrrr
And no amount of re installation of alsa stuff will fix it.  Angry
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2010, 01:21:17 PM »

are you absolutely sure you've turned the sound up? (not joking, I've done that a few times - the vol control on Youtube or the like is set to "max", but the main computer vol control is set to zero..........) Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2010, 04:11:43 PM »

are you absolutely sure you've turned the sound up? (not joking, I've done that a few times - the vol control on Youtube or the like is set to "max", but the main computer vol control is set to zero..........) Smiley
I have been caught that way before, but many years of experience with my own stupidity has taught me to assume that I am at fault, but not this time, I had been listening to spotify and i player with no problems.
I have done a re install but for now I am on the old laptop.
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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2010, 12:37:29 AM »

So far the trick seems to be DON'T delete chromium, the sound continues to work.  tumble
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2010, 04:50:47 PM »

All Linux derivatives rule genuflect

I have tried unsuccessfully to install Gentoo and a few others on my old WinXP laptop but I have never had any success.

It's an old Dell Inspiron 2200 so if anyone has any suggestions.

It would be great not having to wait 1/2 hour for WInXP to finish loading beforre I can click on anything Cry
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