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I wasn't wanting to free up hard drive space. I have way more than I will ever need for any linux distro, let alone the fact this this is a limited laptop so I won't be doing much on it.
I was wanting to take as much pressure off the CPU as possible, as I have mentioned before its an OLD AMD Turion single core @ 1.8Ghz. I have found a remedy for that though. I found a dual core Truion @2.3 Ghz. Should be more than enough CPU power for this application. Best part is it is pretty cheap costing $30 after shipping and handling.
The battery has also died on me in the last 6 hours. Thanks to amazon I can have a new battery for $18. Tonight my goal is to overclock this thing. I would like to try to hit get to 2.1Ghz on this single core.

you sure that processor isn't soldered in to the mobo ?
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you sure that processor isn't soldered in to the mobo ?

No, the CPU is not soldered to the board on this Compaq Presario v2k. I did find out that there are, and never where any dual core mobile CPU's for 754 socket, the dual core Turion mobile CPU's are for S1 socket. Looks like I need to over clock, or find one of the 2.4 Ghz single core's
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Yea, I found video playback to be TERRIBLE on older laptops, which to me certainly should have been able to play them no problem. It's actually the one thing that has held me back from using my Linux Laptop at work. It's a Pentium M, 1.8GHz single core, 1GB of memory. On the XP install that went bad, I was able to play DVD and the like no issues. No matter what I threw at it, lightest weight distros etc, I couldn't get DVDs to play on it. I just wanted to use the laptop for learning some C++ and watching movies. :/
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Yea, I found video playback to be TERRIBLE on older laptops, which to me certainly should have been able to play them no problem. It's actually the one thing that has held me back from using my Linux Laptop at work. It's a Pentium M, 1.8GHz single core, 1GB of memory. On the XP install that went bad, I was able to play DVD and the like no issues. No matter what I threw at it, lightest weight distros etc, I couldn't get DVDs to play on it. I just wanted to use the laptop for learning some C++ and watching movies. :/

Yea. I got this for free so I figured I would use it on breaks and while I'm away from the sig rig to code, lean linux and watch movies. So far it dose a pretty darn good job at everything but video. I'm actually how quickly app's load.
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What player are you using? Also what is your graphics chip? You may get better performance if you compile mplayer with vaapi support.
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What player are you using? Also what is your graphics chip? You may get better performance if you compile mplayer with vaapi support.


So far I have used VLC and the pre installed video player. I use Google Chrome and have installed all the codec's I could find in the Ubuntu Software Manager. I also figured out how to get encrypted DVD's to play. play back is the same on all.

The GPU is a ATI/AMD Radion 200m, as far as I can tell I have the proper driver's.

What do you mean by "Compile MPlayer with VAAPI support? I have been using ubuntu for like 2 days redface.gif
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So far I have used VLC and the pre installed video player. I use Google Chrome and have installed all the codec's I could find in the Ubuntu Software Manager. I also figured out how to get encrypted DVD's to play. play back is the same on all.
The GPU is a ATI/AMD Radion 200m, as far as I can tell I have the proper driver's.
What do you mean by "Compile MPlayer with VAAPI support? I have been using ubuntu for like 2 days redface.gif

anytime someone says "compile" it means build it from source code (alot easier to do than it sounds just google how to install from linux source code) and enabling stuff is usually just a switch when compiling from the source.
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anytime someone says "compile" it means build it from source code (alot easier to do than it sounds just google how to install from linux source code) and enabling stuff is usually just a switch when compiling from the source.

You lost me. Googling Complining from source code net's me nothing I understand.
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You lost me. Googling Complining from source code net's me nothing I understand.

Ok so it's like this.

1. download tar archive of source like vlc.tar.gz
2. unzip files from archive
3. cd to the directory
4. ./configure with whatever options
5. make
6 make install

the unzipping archive, cd to the dir ./configure make & make install all happen on the command line.

here is a link albeit old it is still correct info. http://www.aboutdebian.com/compile.htm
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Ok so it's like this.
1. download tar archive of source like vlc.tar.gz
2. unzip files from archive
3. cd to the directory
4. ./configure with whatever options
5. make
6 make install
the unzipping archive, cd to the dir ./configure make & make install all happen on the command line.
here is a link albeit old it is still correct info. http://www.aboutdebian.com/compile.htm

I don't even know what a TAR Archinve is... Gonna have to google each step lol. Thanks for the tips smile.gif
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