How well does speedstep perform?
I'm running Vector (5.9 beta2) on a Thinkpad T40. Speedstep works well on it. There are a couple of things that you need to check. First, under 5.8, the wrong speedstep module was being loaded - I had to blacklist it and add the correct module to /etc/rc.d/rc.modlues.
As well as checking that the correct module is loaded, you'll need to set vcpufreq to use ondemand, save its configuration and start on boot. You will also need to add a command to /etc/rc.local to start vcpufrq. I have the following as the last line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
How well does wine perform?
Sorry, don't run Win stuff, so I've never tried.
This is for a thinkpad t22 384mb ram.I'm using slack 12/blackbox at the moment but I could use a fully functional distro geared towards older machines that uses a smaller memory"footprint".Right now I have about 85 mb ram free with mozilla open and nothing else.Would vector be much better?
In terms of memory usage, conky reports that 170 MB of memory is in use. I've got Seamonkey (both the mail client and the browser), a terminal and Midnight Commander running in an Aterm window. Don't know how that would compare with Slackware, or the use of a different window manager.. I've not run Slackware since version 8.