Ubuntu 16.10 and Intel?

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To: JEFF SMITH, From: AUGUST ABOLINS
Time: Sunday, 11-10-19, 10:10
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On 12/02/2017 10:37 p.m., Jeff Smith : All wrote:

 JS> >>I just thought I would mention something that I noticed recently.
 JS> >>I have a Intel based 64 bit P4 computer here that came with Win8.
 JS> >>Some months ago I installed Ubuntu v16.10 64b on it. The install
 JS> >>completed.. But I would randomly experience complete system
 JS> >>lockups even with system sitting idle.

 JS> >A second thing that seems to have helped is that using Ubuntu with
 JS> >a Intel based PC I edited the Grub config file and changed the
 JS> >line:

 JS> > From: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet splash"
 JS> >
 JS> > To: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="quiet splash intel_idle.max_cstate=1"
 JS> >
 JS> > Then updated GRUB and then rebooted.

 JS> >So far the PC hasn't crashed or locked up once since the update.
 JS> >Fortunately, this isn't a critical PC so I can test different
 JS> >things out.

THANKS for detailed info like this.  Not long ago I sifted through a
variety of distributions to find the "right match" for a particular PC. I
ran into NVIDIA screen-tearing issues.  The ususal tips out there helped
somewhat. Then I encountered issues with the screensaver function that my
friend wanted. I also experienced lockups at idle.

If I encountered a problem, I just moved on to another distro. It was also
a good way to see how they varied in appearance.

I eventually found the distro that handled everything well, right out of
the box.

(To the critics: OK, I've picked up this echo just recently. Bite me. I've
also quoted more than I usually would in case the original from 2017 was
nolonger available.)

Now, I'm looking for the possibility of finding another distro that will
cooperate with a Toshiba 1800 from w-a-y back in 2001.  Works rather fine
with XP, but I need a distro ISO that is under 800mb.

THAT is another topic for later! LOL

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