Along with the information Ztcoracat has requested, what is the model number of your Compaq? Page 1 of 2. I tried to install Zorin as I read it was good for users transitioning from Windows, and I planned to sell it, but Zorin wouldn’t load. But Tahrpup for me is the best. It will do what you want.

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Visit the following links: Everything just works with Tahrpup, and I’m able to do everything I want to do with my computers, so that’s good enough for me. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. The specs on your nVidia GPU look good too. Please keep this field empty: I compsq every steps that u explain. Find More Posts by silverbirch.


I have presario CQ40 with Visa home, I installed linux lihux but sound card is not working when i start to play a song it atomatically logout and asks for relogin? It all depends what you want to use the laptop for.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I have an old Compaq notebook. If you’re still wanting to do it, then See this site.

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Sorry about my English…. To Do 8, 9 47 Slackware, MX 18 Posts: I would not try and install Ubuntu on that machine – unless you want to upgrade the RAM. Debian based – but no systemd! Find More Posts by fatmac.

Tried Lubuntu but couldn’t figure out how to set up Wifi. View LQ Linhx Contributions. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.

HP-Compaq Presario CQ40

Try hooking up to a wired connection and get full updates. I’ve got windows 10 on new laptop for photography stuff. If you do not need the XP on the notebook – when you boot the installer then use com;aq Whole Disk option.


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The notebook has these specs: Originally Posted by revbish I have 2 laptops that I use everyday: Sign up using Facebook. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. I think the Tahrpup head maintainer is philb, a guy in Wales, who posts on the Puppy forum. Linux on Compaq presario T. I’ve got a few other OSes I can boot up if I choose: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.