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Re: [opensuse] Legacy hardware support in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: Larry Stotler <larrystotler@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:31:21 -0400
  • Message-id: <9bb996600906160831i63f77afq4132b9da41a3e60d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Roger Oberholtzer<roger@xxxxxx> wrote:
I have had a request by a client to see if some legacy hardware is
supported by openSUSE 10.3. Most of the things they asked about I could
sort out. It just left me with this:
       ASUS P2B-S Motherboard (CPU - Pentium 2 350/512/100/2.0 S1)

Upgrade the CPU to a P3/450 at least.

       ATI Mach 64 PCI

I have this in a PowerMac with a G4/533 and it plays movies just fine,
and the desktop is smooth if slightly slow. I had 11.0 installed on a
Thinkpad 390x with a Neomagic 256/2.5MB chip and it was fine. It also
had a P3/450.

The system should run KDE 3.5. No fancy graphics effects. I suspect it
could be pushing it with a 350 MHz P2. Even id the graphics card is
decent. Aside from suggesting a hardware upgrade, any constructive
opinions?

Processor upgrade to at least a P3/500 and the more RAM the better. I
have 2 thinkpads with 256MB RAM, and they get slow if I open more than
3 or 4 tabs in Firefox running KDE3.5.10. One's a P3/700 with a 4MB
ATI Mobility(Rage) and the other is a P3/1Ghz with an 8MB Card.
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