Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Make Dapper Drake Perform on Old Hardware

Filed under

As a longtime fan of SuSE Linux, I somehow managed to miss the Ubuntu bandwagon. Now I know what I was missing. I recently replaced SuSE 10.1 with Ubuntu 6.06, also known as Dapper Drake, on my main PC in a matter of minutes, and am now enjoying a clean, feature-rich computing environment that is easy to configure and just works.

It was such a nice change, I began to wonder how well Ubuntu would run on some of my older PCs. Alas, the resulting installations were a little slow, and in one case installation failed completely. But a little research turned up tricks to get Ubuntu sprinting even on antiquated systems. Here are a few basic things I did to adapt Dapper Drake to old hardware.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module
    A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things. The Nvidia developers have just pushed a new Beta driver out the door and this time it's full of all kinds of OpenGL updates and fixes. It will be a while until all of these changes make their way onto the stable branch of the drivers, but these are pretty important, and it won't take all that long.
  • Survey: Users love their desktops more than their cheapo tablets
    In the same survey last year by ACSI, tablets scored 80 on a 100-point scale, just one point behind desktops at 81. This year, consumers rated tablets at at 75—alongside laptops, which also fell this year, the survey said. The survey criteria require that the respondent purchased a new personal computer in the last years.
  • The 5 states of the modern sysadmin
    I think there’s (at least) 5 states you might find yourself in as a sysadmin in these days: Day to day things that aren’t (yet) automated. Automating and designing for the future. Fires and outages Interruptions Time to dream
  • KWrite on Mac
    It is still ugly, as scaled on my HiDPI display as the plist file is missing and it crashs on everything (aka open dialog) and has no icons.
  • Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 review
  • Varnish-4.1.0 released, packages for fedora and epel
    Varnish-4.1.0 was recently released, and as usual, I have patched and wrapped up packages for fedora and epel. As 4.1.0 is not api/abi compatible with varnish-4.0, packages for stable releases of epel and fedora are not updated. Varnish-4.1.x will be available in a stable Fedora at latest from f24, though the package recompiles fine on anything from el5 to f23 as well.

Leftovers: Software

  • Top YouTube Video Downloaders that You Need for the Linux Machine
    TV episodes, movie trailers, broadcasts, and interviews are also available on YouTube for viewing. If you find an interesting video on YouTube while browsing on your Linux machine and feel the urge to download it to your desktop, do not despair. This is because you have several options for achieving your goal with little fuss as shown below.
  • Gammu 1.36.6
    Gammu 1.36.6 has been just released. New bugfix release with lot of improvements in the documentation.
  • qBittorrent 3.2.4 Has Been Released
  • Meet the new Opera brand identity
    Today, we’re unveiling our new brand identity. We’re introducing a new look and feel. But, it’s more than just a logo shift. Opera has evolved a lot since we started our journey as a browser company 20 years ago. Today, we serve over a billion internet users every month, between the 350 million people around the world experiencing the internet through our apps and services and the 1.1 billion people we reach through Opera Mediaworks.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming