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#1 old

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:56 AM

Hello, I have found my really old computer I used to have which dates back to 2003.

I have installed Bodhi 3.2.1 legacy (32-bit) on it because the parts in it are really old.

I'm unsure of the specs entirely, but I think it has a 1.09 ghz amd athlon processor with 512mb ram.

 

Anyways, what are some fun and interesting things I should try on this computer?

 

I have tried steam and I get the error of Moksha was unable to run the application /usr/games/steam which I assume means my parts are WAY to outdated.

I got minecraft alpha to run windowed on minimum settings on 9-15 fps.

I'm hoping I can make some use out of this computer.





A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux


#2 Elw3

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

This is still considered normal hardware. "Old" starts below 500mhz and 198mb ram. At this point the installer starts hanging. 

 

 

 I get the error of Moksha was unable to run the application /usr/games/steam

This error means nothing specific. Most likely the file was not found at all so the installing went wrong. 

 

Here is a random list of games that certainly runs on this hardware

http://repo.openpand...cat=Game&s=name

No, you can NOT download them, they wont run. But the device which uses this repo has about the same hardware power. 


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:14 PM

This error means nothing specific. Most likely the file was not found at all so the installing went wrong. 

 

 

Actually, Steam requires far more modern hardware than this. OP is likely correct that their old hardware is the reason steam is not launching.



#4 Elw3

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 03:39 PM

Programms that are killed due to hardware limits throw "stopped running unexpectly". At least normally.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 05:17 PM

Thanks guys! I can definitely see why steam wouldn't work.

Also, thank you Elw3 for suggesting the emulator idea because I actually got ZSNES (Snes emulator) working really well on this old computer.

I'm just glad I was able to get something running on the computer since I am not the most linux intellegent.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:35 AM

It seems like I don't have the most suggestions for stuff to do on this, what will be a few things I should do to optimize this computer with then?

 

I can only run 1 or 2 things before the computer slows down alot.

 

 



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:35 PM

NTP server - Onion Tor node?


Xeon E3-1220 v3 3.1GHz Quad, ASRock Rack E3C224, 2x 8GB Kingston KVR16E11/8I DDR3-1600 ECC CL11 Intel Chips (Dual Channel), EVGA GeForce GTX 570, Samsung SM863 120GB OS SSD, 2x WD RED 3TB HDDs (Raid 0), Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, Antec Earthwatts EA-750 80 Plus Platinum 750w PSU - Bodhi 4.1.0 64

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:32 PM

Load it chock full of drives and use it for backup storage.



#9 oblio2231

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:07 PM

Drill some holes in it make it a birdhouse?   :P

 

Not sure if this interests you, but I have a buddy that used an old PC on his network for an add blocking appliance.  I'm on the fence with adds...I don't like them, but they do support content that makes the internet tick... anyway, it was an old, low powered PC and so far his experience has been great!


Xeon E3-1220 v3 3.1GHz Quad, ASRock Rack E3C224, 2x 8GB Kingston KVR16E11/8I DDR3-1600 ECC CL11 Intel Chips (Dual Channel), EVGA GeForce GTX 570, Samsung SM863 120GB OS SSD, 2x WD RED 3TB HDDs (Raid 0), Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, Antec Earthwatts EA-750 80 Plus Platinum 750w PSU - Bodhi 4.1.0 64

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#10 DennisD

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

I know I am late to the game ... but what about an NES/Atari Emulator system. I just really got into this myself an have been really enjoying it.







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