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#1 2012-06-27 15:31:58

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Waldorf IS for everyone!

Thanks for the great work that produced  the Waldorf release! 
Finally got around to a Waldorf install.
...It won't be used by me immediately though. My good friend Andy & his wife had a hard drive bork their Saline Debian install. So, I am lendnig them one of my old boxes. So Old, about 1999 that std installs make it run at a snails pace. The box has 512mb mem an AMD 2200 cpu and a SCSI drive.. Video is an on board VIA (old).....These people are computer users, internet surfers, MAC candidates and 5 yrs ago Win to Linux Converts. So they want the computer to be quick and no more complicated then a TV.

....So the AD would read: Older Computer with Limited memory,, Resources and Slowing CPU Seeking:
//////////////////////////////////////  Lightweight, Stable OS that that is Good Looking and Robust..Object Marriage..

Sounds unreasonable..  but they are really amazed as to how quick & overall responsive Waldorf is on this machine. This thing sings.

  Also take into consideration that these particular people have moved from Win to KDE to Xfce and now finally OpenBox....and they love it. Next stop for these avg Users maybe a Tiler, who knows?

Here is the Hardware info for this [cough.cough} Dream Machine..
  Waldorf IS for everyone and any machine.

-waldorf:/proc$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor    : 0
vendor_id    : AuthenticAMD
cpu family    : 6
model        : 8
model name    : AMD Sempron(tm)   2200+
stepping    : 1
cpu MHz        : 1494.293
cache size    : 256 KB
crunchbang-waldorf:~$ free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        482120     354392     127728          0      21132     164988
-/+ buffers/cache:     168272     313848
Swap:     12996544          0   12996544
@crunchbang-waldorf:/proc/scsi$ ls
device_info  scsi  sg
sqlpython@crunchbang-waldorf:/proc/scsi$ cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
  Vendor: ATA      Model: WDC WD2500AAJB-0 Rev: 00.0
  Type:   Direct-Access                    ANSI  SCSI revision: 05
crunchbang-waldorf:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8378 [KM400/A] Chipset Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 74)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)

Last edited by sqlpython (2012-06-28 05:11:22)


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#2 2012-06-28 04:52:32

sunfizz98
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Re: Waldorf IS for everyone!

I thought this would go under the waldorf section...  Nice to know that Waldorf is working well on your old machines. smile

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#3 2012-06-28 05:08:42

sqlpython
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Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Re: Waldorf IS for everyone!

I thought this would go under the waldorf section..

  Yes, thought about that, though I came to the conclusion that the Waldorf section would be for Waldorf issues and problems. I was Thinking that Crunchbang applause might be better here.. However being unsure, and you for one bring it up (and I am sure some others probably thinking the same) If a moderator believes a move appropriate please do move the thread.. smile
  Thanks for the thought..


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#4 2012-06-28 05:18:32

pidsley
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Registered: 2012-05-23
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Re: Waldorf IS for everyone!

Nice work. May I ask if you used a CD to do the install? Could this machine boot from USB? smile

Last edited by pidsley (2012-06-28 05:18:43)

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#5 2012-06-29 03:27:54

sqlpython
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From: New England
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 931

Re: Waldorf IS for everyone!

@pidsley
Thanks, though the result were strictly due to Waldorf.
  Yes it was an effortless CD install. The install took about 40 minutes including the Post Install script.
In Post Install I chose CUPS, LibreOffice, Java, Mysql, Curl et al.. etc.. No Apache nor Package Tools though.

... and a Yes also to the USB. While Older there are 4 USB ports which can be placed on the Order to Boot list via the BIOS settings. I haven't installed to a USB for years and that was Debian into a 2gb USB..(really slimmed down version).. I should do another as USB installs are a more convenient carry.


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#6 2012-07-08 17:56:45

lcafiero
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From: Felton, California, USA
Registered: 2011-07-21
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Re: Waldorf IS for everyone!

sqlpython -- This thread is encouraging -- thanks for starting it and informing us of your success -- and it emphasizes something I always tell people when I talk about CrunchBang: That it can be used on wide range of hardware, old and new.

So while I understand the hardware side of the statement, when you say that "Waldorf IS for everyone," are you also saying that everyone has the ability or desire to use it?

The reason I ask is that most folks I encounter who have never used Linux who get to listen to my pitch about CrunchBang are either curious about, or put off by, the window manager (the latter I lose, unfortunately because they want things like icons to click on). Those who are curious enough to try it usually find the lack of icons a necessary trade-off for performance, especially in older machines (and frankly, it's something they find easy to get used to. One guy, a new Linux user and a regular at the local LUG, told me recently the window manager makes him feel like he's in control -- an interesting perspective).

Bear in mind that I am not disagreeing with you when you say "Waldorf IS for everyone," because I think it can be (even though that's not corenominal's aim). But I do want to bring up a caveat that many people are afraid of -- or openly resist -- change, even when it benefits them. It's just something to keep in mind.

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