Minimum system requirements?

Hello.

I was looking around to for it but I didn’t found any information about it.

My problem is that I have rebooted my notebook with the Live CD inside, clicked the Live CD option, and waited until everything loaded up. When the desktop was ready I was able move the cursor, open the menus, and some other things; but when I tried to open Firefox it looked like it was going to launch but then nothing and the same when I wanted to install.

WHat I want to be sure is that the problem is my weak system or maybe something else.

Thanks in advance.

I can only find the general minimum system requirements web page which says 256MB RAM. However the LiveCD will need more than the install DVD. How much RAM do you have? Maybe also tell us the model?

Sysreqs - openSUSE

Hello.

Here are my notebook specs:

Mobile AMD Sempron
Processor 2800+
1.59Ghz, 224 MB of RAM
HP Pavilion
Windows XP SP2 (original) / and SP3 (installed after)

And this is what I would use this OS for:
-Start learning how to use linux.
-Go to the internet. (email, visiting diferent sites, and downloading stuff)
-Also for watching videos, listening music.

By what you said my RAM is less that the minimum, and I thinks that why the instalation failed. Now my question is: would it be possible that using the DVD for the instalation and selecting the older KDE 3.5 that comes in it, as the desktop, I could have a better chance of having a workable computer? or my 224 of RAM would not even allow me to install this OS? Any thoughts on that?

Thanks in advance.

I hope you are familiar with this site:
DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.

You can find distros there, which suits your pc spec. There are a lot of light weight distros, which support spec like you have for your pc.

OpenSUSE will run on that pc too, but will extremely slow and will be a pain for u. LiveCD will hardly run on it.
So better to use light weight distro on it.

> Mobile AMD Sempron
> Processor 2800+
> 1.59Ghz, 224 MB of RAM
> HP Pavilion
> Windows XP SP2 (original) / and SP3 (installed after)

i doubt you ever thought XP was too fast on that hardware, and i bet
you wouldn’t even try to put Vista on it…now, since Vista is two
or three years old, and openSUSE 11.1 is (what?) about six months old,
which one would you think is the MOST advanced and hardware hungry?
(actually, 11.1 easily performs in hardware that Vista will not
install on…BUT, i’m pretty sure that if you are successful in
shoving 11.1 in so little RAM it will have to be without KDE or Gnome
and you will NEVER be happy with the performance…

so, i’d recommend you have a look at some of the more skinny, and
resource sipping distros…

i’ve not actually run any of these more than a few minutes, but i hear
they might do what you need:
-Puppy Linux <http://www.puppylinux.org/>
-Damn Small Linux <http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/>
-Crunchbang <http://crunchbanglinux.org/>
-SliTaz <http://www.slitaz.org/>


brassy

I am a bad newbie! I have ignored your suggestions. I have downloaded the DVD version and installed openSUSE in my system. First I’ve tried the GNOME desktop, installed without problems and tested; I can say that everything worked fine but it was a bit slow. Then I’ve tried KDE4: no instalation problems, but it was a bit slower than with GNOME. Then I’ve installed the KDE3.5, again no instalation problems, I can open all the programs, and, more importantly, its a lot faster; I think its faster than my Windows XP. Now, I have decided to keep it(since what I want is to experimente with Linux, and maybe in the future dump Windows).

I think there should be a revision to the Help Threads/Posts to first let newbies know about system requierements and options (as KDE3.5 and Xcfe for older systems)

Now that I decided to start using openSUSE, I’ve found some dificulties, I’ll start with one:

How do I connect to a wireless network? (private and public)

But,

How do I connect to a wireless network? (private and public)

check out the stickies in the wireless sub-forum here Wireless - openSUSE Forums

Andy

> I am a bad newbie! I have ignored your suggestions … I think its faster
> than my Windows XP. Now, I have decided to keep it

GOOD for you, that “brassy” guy didn’t know squat from Shinola!
on the other hand, maybe he was laying reverse psychology on ya’, you
know saying “You ain’t smart enough to make it work” knowing you WOULD
stick to it until it did!

congrats on the persistence…many winders folks don’t have enough of
that to stay here long enough to pry the ring out of their nose…


goldie