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[SOLVED] Is LTS better when installing on older hardware?

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[SOLVED] Is LTS better when installing on older hardware?

Post by fracmo2000 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:34 pm

I have an old Sony laptop purchased Dec 2008 when it was one of the first laptops with 1080p screen. I have been using this without any issues with Windows, Manjaro and Linux Mint.

Sony Vaio VGN-AW11Z/B

I would like to try ArcoLinux and wondered since it's quite an old laptop, would I be best going for "arcolinux-lts-v19.11.3.iso" does LTS mean it is more likely to support older hardware? sorry if I have got it wrong.

Here is some details of my hardware...

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Machine:   Device: laptop System: Sony product: VGN-AW11Z_B v: C60109F8
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO
           BIOS: American Megatrends v: R1054Y2 date: 09/23/2009
Battery    BAT0: charge: 16.8 Wh 42.2% condition: 39.8/50.6 Wh (79%)
           model: Sony status: Charging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T9400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10108
           clock speeds: max: 2534 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G96M [GeForce 9600M GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: N/A drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 80x24
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.11-1-ARCH
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: sky2 v: 1.30 port: c000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel WiFi Link 5100 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 591.6GB (46.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT240M50 size: 240.1GB		# replacement SSD
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: FUJITSU_MHZ2320B size: 320.1GB		# original HDD
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: DataTraveler_3.0 size: 31.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 15G (73%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda11
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 5.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 152 Uptime: 1:24 Memory: 1999.2/3923.9MB
           Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.3.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.8
any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: [OPEN] Is LTS better when installing on older hardware?

Post by erikdubois » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:17 am

Yes generally speaking LTS 'should' give better support on older systems.

My advice

first try regular iso (no lts) and test.
When running in issues

try the LTS
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Re: [OPEN] Is LTS better when installing on older hardware?

Post by fracmo2000 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:04 pm

erikdubois wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:17 am
Yes generally speaking LTS 'should' give better support on older systems.

My advice

first try regular iso (no lts) and test.
When running in issues

try the LTS
thanks for quick reply erikdubois

I will try as you suggested


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