[ALUG] Umax Laptop & Linux Mint LXDE Problems

Simon Royal simonroyal at live.co.uk
Wed Jul 28 11:12:00 BST 2010


As I replied to Marcus, beggers cant be choosers.

It isnt bad hardware and like I also said XP runs nicely on it, but I dont use XP very often. I need to get Linux Mint 9 LXDE installed on this beast.

So any helpful suggestions apart from chucking it in the bin.


> Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:41:25 +0100
> From: adam at thebowery.co.uk
> To: main at lists.alug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [ALUG] Umax Laptop & Linux Mint LXDE Problems
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 10:31:28AM +0100, Simon Royal wrote:
>> I picked up my Umax laptop. It has been a traumatic 24 hours.
>> This is so annoying, any ideas. Is this laptop broken, am I doing something wrong.
>> Spec is: AMD K62 475Mhz, 256MB RAM, 15GB hard drive, combo drive.
> Well, you've bought an ancient laptop that was based on a Clevo model
> and that had pretty bad hardware support at the time when it was new.
> Now we're 10 years down the line and things have moved on. My honest
> answer, buy a laptop from a more recent period of time as it is unlikely
> to ever work very well with modern software. Clevo hardware was dreadful
> when it was new and was difficult to make it work nicely so your chances
> of making it work well are slim.
> At least the Thinkpad 600E was good hardware for the time it was made and
> popular and long lasting so you will have far better chances of making it
> work. As for the Umax... I'd take it to the recycling centre.
> Adam
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