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#1 2015-01-04 06:49:02

1002richards
#! CrunchBanger
From: Sussex, UK.
Registered: 2009-08-17
Posts: 135

Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

Hi,
I'm probably buying a Packard Bell iMedia S 2185 desktop - new with no o/s installed with the intention of installing #! Wheezy. My current desktop from a car boot sale for £10 has conked out through old age - it was formerly running XP.

Before I take the plunge I've Googled the machine with various permutations about installing Linux / Debian / Crunchbang but can't see any known issues.

To be on the safe side I thought I'd ask here too if anyone knows of any problems/work arounds for a Packard Bell iMedia S 2185 with AMD E1-2500 APU which has both the graphics card and processor in one chip.

I mainly use machine for internet, docs, emails. Not into gaming or video/photo editing etc.

As ever, thanks in advance for any hints, info tips or advice!

Richard.

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#2 2015-01-04 07:02:20

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

Edit: Nevermind. I'm afraid I have no advice. I don't get why a desktop machine is sporting a notebook processor, though... Hope it's worth the cost.

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#3 2015-01-04 22:35:49

porkpiehat
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

(deleted, was trying to be helpful but don't want to argue -- I can only speak from my experience)

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#4 2015-01-04 22:40:19

Alad
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Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

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#5 2015-01-04 22:43:26

porkpiehat
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2012-10-02
Posts: 1,007

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

(deleted, was trying to be helpful but don't want to argue -- I can only speak from my experience)

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#6 2015-01-04 22:48:44

Alad
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Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

Not talking on games here, but general desktop stuff. And that includes documents/websites being unreadable/faded out. At least disabling that horrible UXA helps in some cases (and if you're lucky, Wheezy is too old to have it by default wink )

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#7 2015-01-05 01:03:31

jdonaghy
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Registered: 2014-03-12
Posts: 925

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

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#8 2015-01-05 14:02:13

1002richards
#! CrunchBanger
From: Sussex, UK.
Registered: 2009-08-17
Posts: 135

Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

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#9 2016-06-08 21:32:56

rich
#! Junkie
From: barcelona
Registered: 2009-01-26
Posts: 416
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Re: Any known issues with Packard Bell iMedia S 2185, AMD E1-2500 APU ?

I've just bought one of these after a long Linux hiatus. I'll let you know how it goes with a CB install.

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