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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2022, 02:08:54 PM »
 

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Linux Lite 6.2 RC 1 running on real low resources hardware!

I finally managed to install the LL 6.2 RC 1 on ASUS X200 MA.
I also posted the Lite Info report on the hardware database.

You can see the all the specs here:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware_results.php?q=celeron+n2830#search_results

It is the first entry on the 4th of October 2022, at 19:45' (server time, I guess) .

I hope this is enough proof that LL 6.x can run on old machines, like from 2014, and with as low as 2 GB (1,8 actually!) of RAM DDR 3.

The only downside, is internet browsing with Chrome, which is very slow, but still usable.
Maybe using Brave, works better. Still have to test it.

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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2022, 08:36:28 AM »
 

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Most of the data is accurate. The Memory is not. That will get sorted out in the future.

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I've done my best to get to the closest setup in VBox, to be able to emulate some old computer. I figured out that a 1 CPU 1 thread and 8 GB of RAM, would be close to a Dual Core / Core2Duo, 2 core 2 threads or even 4 threads and 4 GB RAM DDR 3. In a previous test with 4 GB RAM, it also worked, but was visibly slower.
Watching again the performance video, I noticed that the RAM consumption went from 900 - 950 up to 1500 MB, using Chrome, OpenShot (2.6.1 AppImage), SimpleScreenRecorder, System Monitoring Center, DoubleCommander and having VLC opened, but idle. I also used a HDD instead of SSD emulation (.vdi).
The lowest level, was at about 780 - 800 MB, on idle (almost, except for System Monitoring Center). Nothing on Startup though, except for Keyboard layout applet.
What was "on the brink" was CPU load: 100% for each active application, whatever was that.
This leads me to the conclusion that LL 6.x works fine on any machine around 2010, maybe even older, but having a 64 bit CPU and 4 GB RAM.
I can test on an ASUS M200A (Celeron N2830, 2 GB onboard RAM) but it will take some time to do all required tasks.
It's kind of a netbook (12" display). I think it is a 2014 - 2015 machine. I had some LL 3.6 ... LL 4.x  versions on it. The latest I had on it, I guess was LL 5.6. All worked well enough, except Chrome, that eats tons of RAM and slows down everything. Still, I never got any RAM warnings. I remember setting some 6 or 8 GB of swap so maybe this was helpful.
Now, depending on how much spare time I can put into this idea, we'll see how this works on a low resources, old machine.

Thanks for the answers! :D
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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2022, 05:09:09 AM »
 

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Most of the data is accurate. The Memory is not. That will get sorted out in the future.

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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
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Well done :)
Thanks! :)
I just noticed I forgot to start System Monitoring Center, to show some machine data while running the OS and Apps...
Maybe I'll add a short video to show this too.

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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2022, 12:40:32 AM »
 

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Well done :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2022, 11:37:55 AM »
 

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Hello, everybody! :)

I spent some time to test Linux Lite RC 1.
I did it in a virtual machie and I made a video.
I hope you will enjoy it!
Bottom line:
Everything went OK: UEFI, GPT partitioning, using Network (LAN) during install and after, Update (21 items), Lite Software, Chrome, etc. It's all in the video.


Best regards! :)

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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2022, 08:14:50 AM »
 

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Sent a reminder message to Sean Davis from XFCE. See what happens. It's happened in Mint and other OS's. I'm not going to upgrade the entire XFCE system just to fix one thing. I take the responsibility of providing a stable system very seriously.

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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
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My "review" of LL 6.2 RC1 is posted here. Kind of a non-technical look at my own experience of it so far.

:) I read it! Nice touch!
The Panel problem appears heretically, though. I had it many times, even in my Linux Mint time (that is: since July 2012) then got away then got back, etc...
For the last 12 months or so, I got a quiet time though. Hope it will last longer. But... Since nothing is "nailed", anything is possible.
As Jerry said, the XFCE team seems to put it under the rug... Nothing to do, but wait for a real fix.

Thanks for your work and
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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2022, 05:41:16 AM »
 

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Snap <---> PPA's damned if you do, damned if you don't. The individual has plenty of information from me (Lite Software warning, release announcement) to make their own decision. Cheers :)

You're right, of course. I guess for me, PPAs are the lesser of two evils.

You have to make some hard choices as the main developer, and then put up with criticism from a technophobe who knows very little about developing an OS. I know I have been a bit of a hypocrite with my criticisms, I know, first "damning" PPAs and now advocating for their use over snaps.

But I hope some of my observations and opinions are still helpful somehow.
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2022, 12:06:58 AM »
 

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Howdy folks,
I would like to know if with the new version ( 6.2 ) if anything is being improved for acquiring drivers for printers that are missing in Linux.  I've been having a driver issue since I downloaded LL back in February 2022.  Many printers are supported but mine is not, Canon has the driver and I downloaded it but was only able to get the scanner to work.  Also, Libre Office in 5.8 never seems to update.  I understand it is a custom download but the version is 6.4.7.2, is it ever going to be updated or will I have to go to the 6.0 series to get current updates?  Thanks for considering my question.

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Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2022, 06:08:46 PM »
 

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Snap <---> PPA's damned if you do, damned if you don't. The individual has plenty of information from me (Lite Software warning, release announcement) to make their own decision. Cheers :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
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Yessir, the panel was resolved by simply rebooting, and it's hardly unique to Linux Lite, as you said. My only suggestion would be to link Firefox (and anything else that would be installed by snapd) to a command string that installs a PPA to fetch and install, instead of using snapd at all. Everything else has come out golden for me. It's still "Xubuntu done right."
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2022, 05:36:25 PM »
 

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All application in Little Software will be updated to new version stable version, or just Chrome and Libre Office?

Version numbers are in the release announcement.
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2022, 03:55:10 PM »
 

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All application in Little Software will be updated to new version stable version, or just Chrome and Libre Office?
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1 Released
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2022, 06:48:20 PM »
 

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My "review" of LL 6.2 RC1 is posted here. Kind of a non-technical look at my own experience of it so far.
Cheers The Taskbar issue is known and previously mentioned. I contacted the head of XFCE some time ago about it. So far, no response.

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