jheim at math.wisc.edu
Mon Jun 11 20:29:15 UTC 2007
How much RAM does your machine have? I had similar problems with a machine
of similar age until I added RAM. I believe that 256 Mb of RAM is
borderline. If you have 256 + 128 (whatever that adds up to) you should be
okay. I bumped mine up to 512 and that definately is enough.
But even if you have enough RAM, you may end up finding that your CPU is too
slow. I have a 1 Ghz machine and I found orca to be painfully slow. It runs
okay on a 1.8 Ghz machine. But that would be about the minimum I would
From: "Jim Green" <greens at shentel.net>
To: <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 11:30 AM
Subject: Ubuntu demo.
> Hi Folks,
> I have an old --about five or six years-- HP Pavilion desk top
> computer. The guy I got it from had no spec sheet for it. I'm trying
> to get the demo of Ubuntu 7.04, up and running. I get the
> accessibility screen at start up, select the screenreader, and
> continue. Most tries I get no sound at all. Sometimes if the monitor
> is off, I get a couple of seconds of music. Then I get the blank
> screen with choices at the top and bottom; nothing to configure Orca.
> The CD drive has stopped. the cursor is stuck in the center, and no
> amount of trying will move it. I can sit there for 15-20 minutes, and
> nothing new. Could it be this machine is to old, or doesn't have
> enough RAM to handle Ubuntu? The Oralux liveCD comes up talking when
> I try it. Thanks.
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