Hope you don't mind if I start another forum. I have specific requirements and data so my post question differ a little bit from what was already posted or asked:
I need to revive old computer that is quite weak. It needs to be simple, since it's owner is 85 years old.
My first go to OS is usually Mint Xfce since I like and understand Mint the best. Computer is too slow.
My next OS then is LXLE. Computer works fast enough with LXLE (yay!) but I can't get sound to work.
I tried PcLinuxOS - but I had some problems, some stuff didn't work and it was too slow.
I tried Mint Mate and Mint LMDE2 Mate and yes they are a little too slow
I tried Antix, 3 different versions, 14, 15 and none would work on this computer. Can't even boot into live sessions - I'm not sure what is wrong.
I'm affraid to go outside of Debian and Ubuntu space, I never ever tried anything else, I'm affraid I may not be albe to set it up in Fedora, Slackware and other areas.... Puppy linux is different, not Debian based for example. I'm not sure I can make it work.
So what are my options? I really like LXLE, it is gorgeous, easy, simple and it works fast enough. But I tried every hack I found on the internet and I could not get sound to work. I'm beginner in Linux space. All I can do is follow some easy steps I find on the internet. I don't know how to look under the hood, how to mess with the drivers, compailing... that's way beyond my beginner knowledge.
So what other light weight (and simple & easy) distros you guys are suggesting I could try?
Went to LXLE forum to ask about sound problem, and I can't even register to the forum. You need some kind of invitation code to be able to join to be able to post and ask a question?!?