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1  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: February 19, 2013, 03:39:44 PM
Bad news. In a Pentium III, still go the mouse problem (no mouse, no Alt+F2 response do write "xkill" or anything else).
The video started all messed up (greenish)and I have changed to VESA; the image got nicer, but no mouse, nothing Sad
I guess one of the problems is the video card in that Dell PC from 1996 (a 3com or something). I'll check and post it latter.

The RAM usage is amazingly small (18 MB in a certain moment)! So I really really hope this version of DSL gets good and usable.
2  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: February 16, 2013, 10:08:47 PM
The idea of running a (more or less) updated Linux in an old machine and revive it is just AMAZING. I've been fighting with a Pentium III (512 MB RAM, 10 GB HD, 8 MB video card) with more than 10 distros and it is always slow... when it doesn't crash or give me a stupid problem (some tome no graphical login, root password doesn't work, no network, problems after updating some packages... etc.).
I have installed Wary, Puppy, (more than one version), MiniNo, ZenWalk, CrunchBang

Before that, I have tried many distros inside a VirtualBox machine in my PC, and since the processor is new, everything goes fine, even with 256 MB of RAM and 8 MB for video! But in the P III, things get really slow. The processor is the bottleneck, and perhaps the "not-so-much-compatible" video card.

Inside VBox the 3 versions of DSL (4.4; 4.11 rc1, 4.11 rc2) didn't let me use the mouse!!??  I'll try a live CD in that P III tp see what happens.

Did you really managed to run it in a 486, rittingj ?? WOW  Shocked

I'm planning on using it installed for good in the HD. Any suggestions, guys?
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