[sf-lug] old processors and kernel optimization for them (continuation of questions re ThinkPad P266

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Wed Oct 24 18:10:38 PDT 2007

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Alex Kleider wrote:

> Rick:
> You've been great helping me and again I'm very gratefull.
> A few follow up comments and questions if I may.
> I did open the "back door" to the "SODIMM" bays and have had the memory
> out for inspection. Trying to count the number of contacts was a
> serious test of my vision! We have new maxed out "sticks" on their way
> for $17 each so it is being done as you advised.

Glad you worked that out!

> I now understand perfectly about the kernel chick&egg problem.
> You mention that Mandriva as an example of a distro that is
> downloadable in both i586 (what I'd need) as well as i686 versions.
> I'll check out if I can find such a download. If there are others of
> which you know please mention them. (always good to have a backup.)
> I have yet to try what you suggested (locate plugins +/- updatedb)to
> get flashplayer installed: hope to get to it soon.

I would also suggest Xubuntu or Ubuntu - way more full-featured than DSL, 
and I personally prefer Ubuntu to Mandriva (it's been years since I ran 
Mandrake though)!

-- Asheesh.

Life is difficult because it is non-linear.

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