Pentium 4

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Pentium 4

Post#1 by bring » 28 Jan 2014, 08:31


Just tried the latest release of Porteus kiosk on a Pentium 4, 1.3GHz with 256 mb ram booting from cdrom.
I did a standard install but added the "old" flash module. The browser ran to slow to be usable on any site.
Are there anything I can do to speed it up besides maybe not including flash?
I take it Porteus should be able to run just fine on a Pentium 4?


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Re: Pentium 4

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Jan 2014, 10:00

just checked in Vbox with 256MB of RAM assigned and the kiosk was flying (although i have stronger CPU).
please go to and do following:
a) enable zRAM and set it to 30%
b) disable 'copy data to RAM'
c) enable swap (if you have such partition on hd)

maybe the issue is related to your GPU card?
please type 'about:preferences' in firefox's URL bar -> go to Advanced -> unmark 'Use smooth scrolling' and 'Use hardware acceleration when available'

let me know if that helped.
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