Re: Lowest ram system with X. Presario 5166.
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On Tuesday 03 March 2009, Nuno Magalhães <email@example.com> was
heard to say:
> From what i've been able to find, this pc will only handle a max of
> 384MB of ram (3*128). From the Debian manual, a minimal install
> for X requires 512MB. From my experience i did have a pc with 196MB
> (with windowmaker) and it did run, rather slugishly. The least i'll
> do will be update that ram and leave it with Win2k, but it'd be
> cool to introduce gnu/linux.
Last summer I finally retired a laptop with a max of 128MB of RAM, 4MB
of which was used for video.
X ran just fine. Debian Sid, 2.6.24(approx) kernel, whatever was up to
date at the time.
Being 350MHz, I didn't expect it to do video, and I didn't try to run
a full KDE desktop, but I did run Kmail, Konqueror, Firefox,
OpenOffice and everything else up to date that I wanted, and again it
ran just fine.
Try it, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
The Magistrate, enrobed in taxes, condemns the thief in stolen rags.
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