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I use Microwatt R10 on a vintage ThinkPad (X40). It lacks both a Windows key and a scroll wheel.

Lack of a Windows key caused me to have to install with an external keyboard that has a Windows key as I could find no other way to get in to change the default mod key to Mod1. Other i3 distros I have tried have you select the mod key on first run. I recommend that solution.

I think I read somewhere that you need a scroll wheel to adjust the volume? I'm using alsamixer. I may try and install a tray volume control from xfce.

Just a couple of thoughts.

wattOS Talk / The neverending search for the perfect web browser
« on: May 09, 2017, 02:04:31 PM »
Any recommendations for a stable lightweight web browser? I love surf, but it crashes too much. So I'm typing this to you from Microwatt R10 in Firefox. I've been trying various light browsers, but all of them seem to crash or lock up:

This link crashed surf, midori and maybe caused qupzilla to hang:

I'm trying to wean myself off chrome/chromium, so I'm using firefox at the moment. While a bit sluggish on my machine, it's at least stable.

sudo inxi -Fmz
System:    Host: ward-ThinkPad-X40 Kernel: 4.4.0-77-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: i3 4.11
                Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: IBM (portable) product: 2371GHU v: ThinkPad X40
                 Mobo: IBM model: 2371GHU Bios: IBM v: 1UET94WW (1.44 ) date: 12/14/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB speed: 1400 MHz (max)
Memory:    Array-1 capacity: 2 GB (est) devices: 2 EC: None
                 Device-1: DIMM 1 size: 512 MB speed: N/A type: DDR
                 Device-2: DIMM 2 size: 1 GB speed: N/A type: DDR
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
                 Display Server: 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
                 tty size: 127x50 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-77-generic
Network:  Card-1: Intel 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
                IF: enp2s1 state: down mac: <filter>
                Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212 802.11abg NIC driver: ath5k
                IF: wlp2s2 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:      HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (14.1% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: HTC426040G9AT00 size: 40.0GB
Partition:   ID-1: / size: 36G used: 3.9G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
                ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.60GB used: 0.34GB (21%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:        No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0C mobo: 55.0C
                Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4974
Info:         Processes: 148 Uptime: 17:12 Memory: 1129.5/1498.0MB Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35

wattOS R10 / Re: What is the "MOD" key?
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:45:37 PM »
I had the same problem. The configuration assumes you have a Windows key, but my Thinkpad X40 doesn't. I tried all kinds of things but then remembered I had a USB keyboard with a Windows key in a drawer for just such occasions. I'm installing using the external keyboard and once finished, I'll change the config to use the Alt key instead of the Windows key! I discovered this when I installed i3 on Bodhi Linux and the first time I ran it, it gave me the choice between Win and Alt keys. Microwatt comes preconfigured is all.

I hope this helps someone else with an ancient laptop to use Microwatt!

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