Originally Posted by revbish. Tried Mepis and Mint as well, and a standard Debian, about maybe 6 or 7 years ago Also, how much memory do you have installed in it? I also have same problem but how can google fix it!! It will do what you want.

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For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

Debian based – but no systemd!

However, being an extremely new Ubuntu user, I don’t know what you mean by: BB code is On. In my opinion your computer is too slow to run Ubuntu. Bethlehem, Georgia, US Distribution: I’ve got a few other OSes I can boot up if I choose: Though linkx could try Lubuntu – it uses less resources than Xubuntu.

Linux on Compaq presario T. Can help a lot. Post as a guest Name. Registration liux quick, simple and absolutely free.


It is performing very well, so i think it was the KDE desk top that was making it sluggish. Can’t remember exact specs. I would install Xubuntu. Here’s the big question: View LQ Wiki Contributions.

Second is how you like a distro, be it for the support, programs, easy of use or what ever, you need to select.

Last edited by lknux at The specs on your nVidia GPU look good too. This solution by mark has worked for me it solved my problem i’m sure it will solve your sound problem too plz do reply after it solves yur problem.

The idea of going back to anything else that’s not c4q0 clean, fast, and simple, yet configurable is painful! It all depends what you want to use the laptop for.

HP-Compaq Presario CQ40

I couldn’t imagine using Vista which it was preinstalled with. But Tahrpup for me is the best. Sign up cimpaq Email and Password. Yes boys this worked me also.

The card reader in my compaq presario cq40 tu is not working in ubuntu linux installed there plus the computer’s hibernation function is not working. How we can enable wi-fi in compaque presario CQ I tried to see the bios options as i saw it in a forum but there was nothing regarding virtualisation.


If you are a Windows sufferer trying to jump ship to Linux, use Mint. I have installed Ubuntu on a machine that has less specifications than yours, and it works. I linus it installed on both machines as a “frugal install” in its own folder on the partition on the hard drive I use for all Puppies.

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Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. I think we need to know more about your hardware to make a better decision. Find More Posts by Ztcoracat.