Ubuntu :: 1.5 Ghz Processor And 512mb Ram Runs Well?

Jan 18, 2011

i am buying a cheap computer for my dad, it will be used for movies, web and maybe some 2d gaming. i wanted to know if a 1.5 ghz processor and 512mb ram runs ubuntu well. i know about xubuntu etc but was after installing full fat gnome ubuntu for him.

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I am finding that plasma-desktop crashes on a freshly installed 11.3 64-bit VM in VirtualBox whenever memory is set to 512MB. I created the VM with 1GB, which is overkill for what I am using it for. At that point all was well. After lowing memory to 512MB, it boots and starts to load the desktop, which fails - error log below. Increasing memory to 756MB allows it to load fine again.

I don't really need a desktop environment on this VM, but it seems odd this is happening at all. 512MB should be fine to run a basic VM with KDE and per Hardware requirements - openSUSE 256MB is the minimum, and 512MB is recommended.

While it's not a big deal, I am a bit curious why this really needs 756MB to run a bare bones system and just launch KDE. Really? We've come to that?

Perhaps I just long for the halcyon days when Linux would run, including a desktop environment, on a 486 with 256MB . . .

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My Goals:
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Can someone please give me a step-by-step that I might be able to follow. I have already tried to install Lenny with the desktop stuff and the system locks up. I have reinstalled this thing about 6 times and am about to give up and reload Solaris on this stupid machine and try to figure it out.

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Jan 13, 2010

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Code:
compiz (core) - Fatal: Software rendering detected.
compiz (core) - Error: Failed to manage screen: 0
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brendand@kant:~$ uname -a
Linux kant 2.6.26-2-amd64 #1 SMP Wed May 12 18:03:14 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Dec 3, 2010

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Code:
Nov 29 12:35:03 Thor kernel: [66065.114231] npviewer.bin[14952]: segfault at 0 ip 00000000f6232ed1 sp 00000000ffe9e6d0 error 4 in libflashplayer.so[f5e93000+b2e000]
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Can I set up my system to use a specific processor to do one task, and another processor for normal applications.

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Jul 29, 2011

I'm running a Minecraft server off of a dell T110 with Ubuntu 10.1 installed, as I haven't had a chance to install Natty yet. The problem is, it's running very very slowly, past the point where I could say it's the hardware's issue.

I have an intel xeon (2.4ghz quad core) in there, with 2gb of RAM. 2gb isn't much, but the computer runs slowly even when the MC server itself is off.

I'm talking super super slow, like, the cursor doesn't even show up all the time. It disappears frequently and things take a while to render/open, a site like facebook takes about 20 seconds to completely load.

This is my first ubuntu install, so I'm kind of new to it. The only problem/solution I could think is that I may have installed the 32bit version on a 64bit processor. I don't think I did, butttt that's the only thing that occurs to me

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Dec 13, 2010

I know, running a script is pretty easy itself, but some people (family, gf) just hate using the terminal and assisting them remotely, you have no idea what they are really doing on the other side of the screen. This way, they can essentially just double click and enter their password. I was curious. How can I easily create a .deb package for this script:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
sudo apt-get install -y libnotify-bin
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sudo apt-get purge -y flashplugin-*
sudo apt-get purge -y adobe-flashplugin
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Feb 24, 2010

A botched ATI proprietary driver upgrade caused a cascade of problems. I've installed this driver many times before, but this time something just went wrong. I may have made a mistake. There don't seem to be many complaints about the ATI 10.2 driver so this seems likely. Anyway things were quite unstable for a while. I had problems with nautilus (lost the desktop) and segfaults from compiz. I had to reinstall a lot of stuff etc etc.

Anyway, this episode has left me with a strange lingering malaise. I can get the machine into a state where everything works perfectly - the cube is fine and quite snappy, the desktop is all there; it looks great; New driver seems to be working OK. But when I log out and log back in there are problems.

Step 1:If compiz is the window manager during login it dies killing the nautilus desktop and leaving me without a window manager running (no window decorations). This is a nasty state to be in because you can't easily get at a terminal (yeah ctl alt F1 - but how to fix the window manager from there). I've got a keyboard shortcut for metacity which lets me recover from this state. But afterwards I can't get the desktop back.

If metacity is the window manager during login - no problem. I've got a desktop. It starts up fine. Everything looks good. But I'm running metacity and I want to run compiz. So now we try to get compiz running.

Step 2: If I enter "compiz -- replace" in a terminal compiz segfaults and doesn't put metacity back leaving me without a window manager again. Just before it segfaults it complains about not finding some expected graphics files. This seems to have something to do with cube caps [Edit=Not - see later]- but I've restored defaults there so ... Fortunately ctrl C gets me out of that and back to metacity. Or I use my shortcut. But gee whiz no compiz.

OK - here is where it gets interesting. If I go to the compiz settings manager and disable the cube, then compiz --replace works just fine. So it looks like something specific to the cube. This lets me get compiz running but without the cube.

Now things get really interesting. Once compiz is running, if I open the compiz settings manager, then I can enable the cube and in fact ... it works!

To sum up, I now have to go through the following procedure every time I log in.

1. Login in with metacity as default window manager
2. Disable the cube in compiz settings manager
3. Start compiz with compiz --replace
4. Enable the cube in compiz settings manager.

After doing that everything works fine ... at least until I log out.

The fact that I can get everything to work indicates that I've got the driver installed OK and it is working. But why should I have to go through this bizarre procedure each time I log in?

Notes:
1. The problem afflicts all users - so it probably isn't a user config file issue.
2. I've reinstalled compiz and a whole lot of xwindows stuff. Didn't help.
3. I will try downgrading the video driver to the previous version as a last resort. But if the problem is something I broke while things were messed up, downgrading the driver may not fix it.
4. I'll post the crash message compiz generates in a followup (I'll have to log out and back in to generate the crash so I can copy the message)

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