Ok ... I've downloaded Agnula Demudi and installed it on an ancient Pentium 120 with 32 megs RAM. The lines of text roll past as it loads all these nice little thingies ... then it kinda stops for about 30 seconds ... eth0 not found ... error ... (I don't have an ethernet card in this laptop) then it goes trundling along.
It takes about 5 minutes to finally get the Graphics desktop up and the mouse is jerky and any program that I click on takes another 5 minutes to load. Any switching between things is terribly slow too.
I was wondering if this GUI is what the main problem for this aside from the ancient machine that I have.
This is the only laptop I have and my financial resources won't allow me to buy a new one.
The purpose for loading Linux into this laptop was to use it as a midi controller to do Live Music on stage. My brother has an Atari -8 Mhz with 4 megs RAM that he has used for 20 years to do this, so I guessed that a Pentium 120 should be able to handle the work then too! I just needed the OS to be small enough to leave enough room for the programs.
1) How do I change the GUI desktop interface to a smaller resource desktop that uses ANSI or even ASCII ? Someone mention ICE to me as a desktop to do this. I need to make this machine work a lot faster to do the job. I started at DOS 2.5 so I am familiar with and not frightened of typing in commands. An ANSI screen like the initial setup screens would be great!
2) How do I tell Linux that I don't have an ethernet card and have it stop trying to find it and wasting time.
3) Should I just buy a PCMCIA ethernet card and plug it in even if I don't use the Internet on this machine?
4) Won't it bog down trying to find a non-existant internet connection then?
I appreciate your educated and speedy replies to this as I need to get this project up and running and on stage in a few weeks!
Originally Posted by cuiq