No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV

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MarktheFloot
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No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV

Post#1 by MarktheFloot » 02 Apr 2020, 10:39

Help, someone! I have tried all the available versions of Porteus on my Acer Aspire 1353XV, which is currently running Windows 7 as an experiment, and happily runs Puppy. No joy. Boot was from CDs, which is all that the computer will allow. I was wanting MATE edition, or perhaps LXDE. MATE gives me a desktop, but the screen flashes, presumably refreshing, once every two seconds
or so, and the menu button refuses to install on the toolbar; there is no mouse cursor visible. LXDE gives me the wallpaper and a trash icon, and nothing else. OpenBox gave me a desktop, but none of the menu buttons work, and nothing shown in the right click run menu will open, either. :no: Any ideas?

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No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV

Post#2 by ncmprhnsbl » 03 Apr 2020, 04:12

hi, welcome to the forum :)
what sort of specs does this machine have? RAM in particular... though if it runs windows 7, that shouldn't be a problem..
"all the available versions of Porteus" .. including older versions? 32bit or 64bit?
i think puppy usually loads to ram by default? maybe try using the copy2ram boot option... it's possible your cd read speed is the bottleneck(if ram is not the problem)
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No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV

Post#3 by Ed_P » 03 Apr 2020, 05:35

If your Acer is a 486 machine try slax 7.0.8 MarktheFloot. I just tried it on an old 586 Dell notebook and it works with working wifi too. :Yahoo!:
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No run of Porteus on Acer Aspire 1353XV

Post#4 by francois » 03 Apr 2020, 14:37

As ncmprhnsbl commented, there is no reason that you linux box couldn't stand porteus. :)
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