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Re: [opensuse] Is my machine too old for OS 12.1 ?
On Sat, 2012-03-24 at 21:43 +0100, Paul Ollion wrote:
I have just installed OpenSuse 12.1 on a not very young PC with AMD Athlon
processor socker 362 ; 1048 Mhz and 1.5 Gb. ram
I installed LXce
The usb mouse leaves a trailing suite of cursor arrows along its course
The keyboard does not work unless I change to console #1 and come back to #7
my root and user passwords are recognised in Lxce but not in console mode
where the machine has been given a strange name : 'Asparagus'
I tried several updates, which is not easy under these circumstances but the
kernel update always fails, sometimes just about 98 or 99 % which is most
frustrating and I find some strange error messages in /var/log/messages; Here
is a sample :
Mar 24 20:53:24 atelier collectd[3031]: uc_update: Value too old: name =
WebYaST/df/df-root; value time = 1332618804; last cache update = 1332618804;
Mar 24 20:53:24 atelier collectd[3031]: Filter subsystem: Built-in target
`write': Dispatching value to all write plugins failed with status -1.
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.469794] nouveau_ratelimit: 147111
callbacks suppressed
What do you think of it ? Is there a way out ?

You could try the proprietary nvidia drivers; you are using "nouveau".

The issue isn't really 'age', it is just that something isn't copasetic
between the drivers and your hardware. If you are seeing ghosts of your
pointer then you have some type of malfunction in X.

An /sbin/lspci should list exactly what your hardware is for a start.
Perhaps there is a known issue with your nVidia chipset?
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