Old HP pentium 4 laptop works only with Mageia 5

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Old HP pentium 4 laptop works only with Mageia 5

Postby peter11742 » Dec 3rd, '19, 04:38

The program Mageia 5 is the only one that makes a pentium 4 HP laptop to work. Win xp is not finding the wifi and is slow.
The version 6.1 and 7.1 are not working on a HP pavilion zv5330us laptop. Version 5 makes this laptop usable.
I need to get Google chrome but I do not know how to install it.
I never used Linux please help.
This is my first topic using the HP pentium 4 and wifi internet.
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Re: Old HP pentium 4 laptop works only with Mageia 5

Postby isadora » Dec 3rd, '19, 09:29

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Re: Old HP pentium 4 laptop works only with Mageia 5

Postby peter11742 » Dec 3rd, '19, 16:21

Thanks for your advise.
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Re: Old HP pentium 4 laptop works only with Mageia 5

Postby doktor5000 » Dec 3rd, '19, 18:40

Hi there, it would probably be a good idea to split your request into two threads:
- one about how to get Mageia 6 or 7 running, you should probably add some more details because "are not working" are not really sufficient to help remotely
- another one on how to install Chrome, if your question isn't answered in our MAQeia for Chrome: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2053
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Re: Old HP pentium 4 laptop works only with Mageia 5

Postby benmc » Dec 5th, '19, 07:45

I have an AMD xp2400+ system that runs Mageia 7 on 512MB ram. not a speedy unit but usable.

best if you can provide the following from a terminal
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# free -m
this will give available ram
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lspcidrake
this will give an overview of your hardware
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lscpu
this will give more information about your processor
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