Just testing another laptop to see if all is working well before I decide what to install to it for donation. Doing this with a Linux Live Session of Mint Mate 17.3. It would not boot from a DVD, so got out the trusty USB and here we go. Just tested the DVD player and it works, so need to go back and see why it would not boot from Linux Mint.
I can say one thing about this laptop to start, it has a hot spot on the bottom left hand corner, and is maybe one reason why the owner got rid of it. Though it is quite old, the HDD was bad, and the battery was not working properly, so not really worth keeping for him. I did however fully tear it down, clean and repaste the cpu and graphics chip.
Found a used HDD to install and now making sure it will stand up to some good use for a few more years. I want to install Linux to it but most places that accept donations don't want or know what Linux is, so I may have to go with the boring Windows 7 Home Premium.
Monitoring Temps with " watch -n 1 -d sensors" after installing lm-sensors. I'm listening to a youtube music video and now five tabs open in Firefox. Along with what you can see in the pics, LO Writer, Terminal, System Monitor, Firefox, File Manager - you get the idea. So far all the basics work and the speakers are very nice for an old laptop, look at the inxi for Audio! Hope someone enjoys this little test I put some of the computers I work on through.
Also, noticed that the CPU is a Dual Core but reporting in System Monitor as a Four Core. Things are working quite nicely I think.
Here is a shot of what I have open
inxi -Fxz output
mint@mint ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: mint Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: MATE 1.12.0 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC v: 049D210000241210000020000 Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 365C v: 32.23 Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: F.13 date: 12/03/2009 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5 M 430 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9044 clock speeds: max: 2267 MHz 1: 1333 MHz 2: 1333 MHz 3: 1466 MHz 4: 1866 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218M [GeForce G 105M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM43225 802.11b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 1048.2GB (2.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 38C ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 16.0GB temp: 0C ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 32.0GB temp: 0C Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.9G used: 249M (13%) fs: overlay dev: N/A RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 52.0 Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 198 Uptime: 22 min Memory: 808.9/3879.2MB Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28 mint@mint ~ $
Edited by pcpunk, 08 May 2018 - 07:34 PM.