On Tuesday 28 April 2009, Mukund Deshmukh wrote:
I am looking for a simple linux distro with following features for few of
celeron 256Mb machines.
1. Light window manager.
4. and spread sheet.
I tried DSL, knoppix, ubuntu, but non of them work.
Any idea, suggestions, but no war ;-)
What do you mean "non of them work "? Can you eloborate?
BTW the machines are ACER celeron 256 MB ram, 80GB HD. and used by my
office people for word , excel and some time email.
1. Ubuntu - takes ages to load live CD and then install stops after an
hour or so.
Live CD is always slow, esp. if the cd drive does not have dma.
2. Knoppix - Behaves erratically - mouse stops working
, key board stops
working, monitor complains "out of sync" etc.
3. DSL - works fine but does not work from hard disk
Not installed correctly.
Sarge, Etch, Lenny all work like a charm with via C3 (eqiv to a celeron
800Mhz) with 256MB and an 8GB pendrive, 4Gb of which is free. And it runs
I have also run XFCE, twm, and plain X all without a whimper.