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Hi, I have an old Toshiba Satellite pro Laptop, here are the specs: Intel celeron 497mhz processor 6gb hard drive 12 or 13 inch screen 64 mb of ram The ...
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    My laptop's problem :oops:


    Hi,

    I have an old Toshiba Satellite pro Laptop, here are the specs:
    Intel celeron 497mhz processor
    6gb hard drive
    12 or 13 inch screen
    64 mb of ram

    The problem is, the screen is really blurry, well the screen is't blurry, whenever you move something on it ( like the mous) or press anything in a word processor, or anyting, it kinda blurs, I think the problem isthe screen but I am not sure, any ideas on what the problem is?

    Bacon :P

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    A $.05 guess, is that your memory is kind of low.
    64MB is not much when it comes to X, you should try to use some less memory consuming X handler. Try IceWM which has a fairly low memory need.

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    Would the memory also cause it to ghost or blur when the machine is starting up or in XP too?

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    Not necessarily, due to the fact there is a lot more drivers to Windows systems than it is to Linux. You could try to change a few parameters in your X config file as well, but I bet on a cold beer that if you install a bit more memory into your LapTop, you will see a much better, less blur.
    Just as a test, log in to your X and choose IceWM instead of Gnome or KDE. I quite sure you will see it be a bit more stable.

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    What would be better to get, 128mb or 256 ( the 256 is double the price of the 12

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    The more memory you'd get, the better performance you will get
    I would not hesitate to go for the 256MB. At least if you plan to use this LapTop on regular basis.

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    256mb ram and that box would fly...literally...well, at least figuratively...also I have found that fluxbox is a wonderful low memory xwm. Make sure you have a larger, swap with so little ram though...
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    ^^ Thanks for the help guys, I'll get the 256mb of ram son, when I have the money :s

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