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#1 2018-06-29 05:19:27

Caluser2000
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System Specifications Of Users Systems?

I'm curious as to what are the system specs of members systems.

I'm using Devaun Jessie on a parts bin special Acer Aspire F1 with Celeron 2.8Mhz system, 1gig of ram and a pultry 45gig hdd matched with a Sony BRAVIA 20" 4:3 LCD TV acting as its monitor. I use it daily for doing most stuff I need to do on a computer. Files go on removable media. Jessie runs real well on it. I do have Crunch Bang on the smaller 10gig drive which was my previous Linux install on this system. I should really replace that with another hdd.

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#2 2018-06-29 10:09:01

Panopticon
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

2010 optiplex 780 - 4g ram 3.0 ghz intel core 2 duo. I run it through a cheap lcd tv and it works great, resolution is 1366 x 768 on a 32 inch monitor using standard vga cables, i used dvi, hdmi and displayport cables in the past but had to use connectors for them due to the age of the hardware so vga is probably where it will stay as i really cant notice any difference using more advanced cabling with a TV that doesnt support display port and likewise a HDD that doesnt support HDMI , but that is all it really need for watching youtube and dvd's etc. Had it for 2 years now, started it off with a few debian distros but now have devuan ascii xfce4 on it running fine.

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#3 2018-06-29 11:42:05

devuser
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Right now i am using a Thinkpad X220 (i5-2520M with 4GB RAM) but i also have a Core2Duo desktop (2.7GHZ or something?) with again 4GB of RAM, some cheap shit TFT and a GForce 9800GT (likely not worth mentioning considering the age but oh well). The Core2Duo is sometimes showing it's age but aside from recent games (i hardly game anyways) and some ridiculously Javascript intensive websites it's perfectly fine for my usage. I'd really like to have a SSD for the laptop but it's more about saving battery and data safety than performance. I hardly do anything that's bound to disk I/O so HDDs won't bother me. I also use a custom desktop that would still run great on a Pentium3 (obviously a lot of applications wouldn't and compiling stuff would take ages but you get the idea) so i don't really need a lot of power anyways.

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#4 2018-06-29 16:54:08

ivanovnegro
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

My machine is an old Thinkpad T400 laptop. It has a Core 2 Duo CPU and integrated Intel graphics with 4 GB RAM and a 160 GB HDD.
I should probably upgrade RAM and take an SSD but it runs just fine with anything I throw on it. Right now it is Devuan Ascii.
I do not really need more for what I do apart the photo editing sometimes where I see the limitations.

Sometimes I connect the Thinkpad to an old 19" LCD monitor.

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#5 2018-06-29 17:50:05

darry1966
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Hi Ivan,

from a fellow griller.:)

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#6 2018-07-21 16:37:37

rbit
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

I use devuan ascii daily on my desktop, 3rd gen core i5 with 32gb ram, nvidia gtx650, dual monitor, 2tb + 250gb hdd
also on a raspberry pi 3b+  16gb microsd

devuan jessie I use twice a week on laptop, it's got some amd cpu from around 2010-2012, 8gb ram and a 250gb hdd
also devuan jessie once a week on a very old desktop (actually planning to replace it with a newer desktop soon), pentium 4 with 512mb ram and a 40gb hdd

also considering to replace debian 8 with devuan ascii on a remote server (or two) that I manage for work

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#7 2020-05-20 23:51:37

Caluser2000
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Hi guys and gals. It's been a while. Just to let you know I have a AMD K6-2 266 test rig with 300ish megs of ram set up for testing older kit-pci cards video/sound/usb/nics and Devuan Jessie runs fine on it so does Debian 8. I did a net install with both, which obviously took a while,  with no problems at all. I use it to test even older systems- XT class to 486 class systems with serial and ethernet. Works wonderfully. I have compared to some older commercial distros-Turbo Linux 6.0, Xandros 2 and 3. Corel Kinux 1.1.2. RedHat 7.3 and a few others. Also test them on a P16MMX set up with 256megs of ram which seemed more stable. There really isn't that much of a performance difference at all. if any, for which I was pleasantly surprised. Pluses complete hot swap of usb sticks, usb mouse/keyboard support and the ability to go wireless if needed.

Would it be possible to do the same with ascii? IE does ascii support P1 class cpus? If so what kernal?

Kind regards

Mark NZ

Edit- And yes I can use a web browser on the K6-2 rig. Epiphany works but I prefer NetSurf because it is lighter and works fine with my favorite sites.

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#8 2020-05-21 13:35:57

Ogis1975
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

My machine is Intel Core i7 920 @ 8x 2.793GHz, with  4 gb of ram, 1TB HDD and  with GeForce GTX 650 GPU

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#9 2020-05-21 18:45:49

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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

P1 (586) is no longer supported by debian kernels. The i386 ascii minimal-live iso has a plain 686 (non-pae) kernel which should work on a Pentium Pro or better.

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#10 2020-05-21 22:54:44

Caluser2000
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

fsmithred wrote:

P1 (586) is no longer supported by debian kernels. The i386 ascii minimal-live iso has a plain 686 (non-pae) kernel which should work on a Pentium Pro or better.

Thank you.

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#11 2020-05-22 11:45:17

steve_v
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Now that I've finally upgraded the old under-desk battleaxe to Beowulf:

   ..,,;;;::;,..                   steve@redacted
           `':ddd;:,.              --------------- 
                 `'dPPd:,.         OS: Devuan GNU/Linux 3 (beowulf) x86_64 
                     `:b$$b`.      Model: X7DCL-3 
                        'P$$$d`    Kernel: 4.19.0-9-amd64 
                         .$$$$$`   Uptime: 11 days, 19 hours, 45 minutes 
                         ;$$$$$P   Packages: 1537 (dpkg) 
                      .:P$$$$$$`   Shell: bash 5.0.3 
                  .,:b$$$$$$$;'    Terminal: /dev/pts/3 
             .,:dP$$$$$$$$b:'      CPU: Intel Xeon X5460 (8) @ 3.167GHz 
      .,:;db$$$$$$$$$$Pd'`         GPU: XGI Technology Inc. eXtreme Graphics Innovation) 
 ,db$$$$$$$$$$$$$$b:'`             Memory: 40164MiB / 48296MiB 
:$$$$$$$$$$$$b:'`
 `$$$$$bd:''`                                              
   `'''`

The best bit: 32TB storage big_smile

Soon to get a hardware update to 16 cores & 64GB. Those old dual Harpertowns are a power hog.

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#12 2020-05-22 12:16:10

Ogis1975
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Hello, steve_v. Your plan is to upgrade to AMD YD195XA8AEWOF Ryzen Threadripper 1950X ?

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#13 2020-05-22 14:05:38

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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Ogis1975 wrote:

Your plan is to upgrade to AMD YD195XA8AEWOF Ryzen Threadripper 1950X ?

Nah, got down on a used Supermicro X9DRL-iF + 2x E5-2650 for cheap. Just waiting on some more RAM (also cheap) and non-obnoxious coolers. Damn virus slowing down shipping and all that.

Ryzen would be nice and all, but the price was right in this particular case, and I want the dual LAN, IPMI & 10x SATA ports more than I want another AMD machine. Haven't owned one of those since 2001. tongue

For this box, where raw performance is less important than reliability and expansion options, I'm fine with running a couple of generations behind the cutting edge. Used server parts are readily available and IME far more reliable than even new consumer-grade stuff.

Then of course there's the small matter of scoring a board, 16GB of RAM & 2x CPUs for ~1/3 the price of that shiny AMD CPU alone...

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#14 2020-05-22 15:23:04

Altoid
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Hello:

Sun Microsystems Ultra24 WS - Intel Q9550@2833MHz. / 8.0Gb RAM / 1 x 120Gb SATA SSD for boot + 4x SAS HDDs x storage.
2xNvidia Quadro FX-580 + 3x19" monitors. 

Asus 1000HE - Intel Atom N280/1.66 GHz. 2.0Gb RAM - 500Gb SATA HDD

Cheers,

A.

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#15 2020-05-22 16:31:08

Ogis1975
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Thanks for the answer, steve_v.

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#16 2020-05-31 01:11:18

GlennW
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Re: System Specifications Of Users Systems?

Motherboard:Asus ROG Strix x470-F Gaming, IT-8665e sensor chip
BIOS: AMI, PC-BIOS
CPU:AMD Ryzen 7, 2700+ @3700MHz (stock) 4100MHz stable
Cooler:Noctua NH-U12 cooler.
Case:Fractual Design Define
Power supply:Antec Truepower 750W
Graphics:NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
Keyboard:Razer USA, Ltd BlackWidow Ultimate 2012
Audio:Edirol (Roland) UA-25EX (external usb powered interface)
Mouse:Logitech BT M185
Monitor(s):(2 x 24") Philips246E, BenQ-G2420HD (unmatched)
Speakers:Edifier stereo (?)
Power amplifier:Lvpin LP-2020A+
Wifi:Intel 9260 iwlwifi
Ram:Trident Z Royal 2x8Gig@3600MHz

</self gratuitous brag end>

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