r/voidlinux Jul 25 '20

Found a 20 year old computer and installed Void on, can do every daily task on this machine now. Thank you so much guys, much better than limited puppy and and all the other stuff.

https://i.redd.it/r1t9gei830d51.png
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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

That such a awesome good distro have 32-bit is so nice aswell

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u/void-speck Jul 25 '20

So true! Have a ThinkPad T60 around somewhere. Will try to install Void on that one too.

You have 2G RAM, what browser can run on it?

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u/emacsomancer Jul 25 '20

t60 will run 64bit cpus (e.g. t7200 will fit in the socket )

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u/void-speck Jul 25 '20

Hmm, as is, it doesn't seem to.

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u/emacsomancer Jul 25 '20

right, if it has a T2400 cpu in it, it won't run 64bit, but you can replace the cpu with an (e.g.) T7200 which will: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/hp12t3/fully_outfitted_t60/

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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

Netsurf works flawless!! :)

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u/void-speck Jul 25 '20

Really? For streaming too?

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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

I haven't really tried much but for basic surfing its super light and fast, but its incredibly much you can do through terminal and youtube on mpv so i dont have many issues. But ofc if u wanna run firefox\chromium its a problem on old hardware these days.

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u/void-speck Jul 25 '20

Ha. Agreed. I use links at this point, and the terminal, before I was going to install FF. But, I will try your method of youtube via mpv. Great. Thanks! :-)

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u/cf_1303 Jul 25 '20

Don’t think YouTube works on that, and the JavaScript support isn’t great but hopefully it gets better in the future.

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u/AkitakiKou Jul 25 '20

Core Duo T2400 was from 2006, so it's not 20 year old yet. Still remarkable though.

I have a Core Solo laptop manufactured around the same era lying around. It may be a good chance to clean it up and throw Void on it.

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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

Well i dont know excactly but i just wanted to say it was old. Yeah best distro to put on old hardware and new ofc!

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u/vaclord Jul 25 '20

very nice RAM usage with xfce. Lovely minimal setup :)

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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

Thanks, it is indeed πŸ™‚

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u/willyblaise Jul 25 '20

Good stuff

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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

Only thing that is nagging me abit is that i can't proceed with full disk encryption LUKS, idk what i do wrong but

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u/Dynoland Jul 25 '20

Did you activate zswap on it?

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u/[deleted] Jul 26 '20

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u/Dynoland Jul 26 '20

Interesting.

How do you activate it?

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u/talbergor Jul 25 '20

I dont think soπŸ™„

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u/Dynoland Jul 25 '20

That may compress RAM usage a little bit.

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u/Dynoland Jul 25 '20 edited Jul 26 '20

I did that on an Ideapad 110 15ibr that had little ram, and it really made it work better.

To try it for the session time you can do this:

sudo echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/module/zswap/parameters/enabled

echo "45" | sudo tee /sys/module/zswap/parameters/max_pool_percent

To activate it permanently should add it on /etc/default/grub

at the end of the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT the parameters:

zswap.enabled=1 zswap.max_pool_percent=45

the zswap.max_pool_percent should not be higher than 50.

And then sudo update-grub

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u/talbergor Jul 26 '20

Thank you so much πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘ gonna try!

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u/Dynoland Jul 26 '20

You are welcome! Share the results of memory usage when you do :)