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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2012, 12:46:33 pm »
If that's including buffers/caches that's not bad :)

But just to be sure .. reboot, and when your desktop settles, open a terminal and post the output from:
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2012, 01:02:14 pm »
Yup! Told you, it's a good alternative to Peppermint. ;D

Just for your piece of mind:

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                    total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1943        219       1443          0         18            280
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2012, 01:27:36 pm »
You didn't post ALL the output ???
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 02:36:47 pm »
The other part of the output is only the swap file...  ???
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2012, 03:30:39 pm »
Compare that with ArchBang on the AOA110 (wireless enabled)
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$ free -m
                    total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1501        190       1310          0         19        110
-/+ buffers/cache:       60       1440
Swap:          952          0            952
 

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You might want to check that line as the used + free should add up to (within 1mb) to total:
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jason@jason-laptop ~ $ free -m
                    total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1943        219       1443          0         18            280
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2012, 05:06:27 pm »
1mb = 1024 kilobytes.

219+1443 = 1662. ???
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 06:33:45 pm »
The other part of the output is only the swap file...  ???

No it isn't .. so post it anyway.
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2012, 07:02:38 pm »
Mem & Swap were the only things listed...

EDIT: Ah wait I see. The "+/- buffers/cache" I thought that was just part of the Mem part. My bad. :)



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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2012, 09:18:49 pm »
No it's not .. the figure in red is what we were after:

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             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1498        273       1224          0         41        136
-/+ buffers/cache:         95       1402
Swap:          497          0        497

Which shows memory usage, not including buffers/caches.

The above is my Peppermint netbook .. I think it's 93MB by default .. I've added a few things at boot.

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2012, 09:31:24 pm »
Ah, well like I said.. it's around 220Mb. :)
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2012, 09:37:29 pm »
I think without some extra RAM that might be stretching a lower spec netbook .. including caches/buffers it would already be swapping out on a standard AA1 with only 512NB .. but it would be interesting to try it I suppose.
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2012, 03:02:12 am »
I added it with a caveat...are there any others on that list that I should add an asterisk to as well?

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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2012, 09:48:51 pm »
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2012, 01:19:36 pm »
Asturix lite:
http://asturix.com/lite/

System requirements (according to their website):
Recommended = 128MB RAM, 5GB HDD space
Minimum = 40MB RAM, 2GB HDD space.

Can't say I've tried it (or Asturix 'full'), but I'll probably take a looksee at some point :)

According to Distrowatch the FULL version is based on Ubuntu, but uses its own desktop "Asturix On" .. previous versions used GNOME/KDE.

Distrowatch page for the full version (not the 'Lite' version) here:
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=asturix

Doesn't seem to much info available for the 'Lite' version .. but that's a small system resource footprint so should probably be in your list :)
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Re: Netbook Distro List
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2012, 04:48:46 pm »
Updated the list (finally) lol :)

 


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