sorry to repeat same subject but I need your help.
As you know, I’m trying to back again to Linux OS and, few months ago, I installed mint 19 in my laptop but this ins’t my main PC and I didn’t had time to use it, so I’m just start testing Mint since 2 weeks ago.
All my tests are to trying to have laptop working at 100% without faults before install programs.
Last week I did the upgrade the Mint to 19.1 and I “wasted” all my free time to solve error with USB Mouse and suspending mode and because of this problem I installled the last kernel available to Mint
yesterday, I “wasted” all day to install and tuning an Epson printer with scanner (not finished yet) and I realized, when I tryed to to download the drivers, the browser just freezed until opened the download windows, it freezed again, let me choose the option to save instead of open with some program, it freezed again, enabled OK button, I clicked OK button, it freezed again, and finally download the driver with 464KB - during this frezees I cannot did nothing in the browser, an I had only drivers page open and it tooks > 5 minutes to this proccess. I download other drivers more 3 times with same result.
Now I’m too tired, frustrated and after read @cliffsloane 's topic Updating in an old computer? I suspect my laptop is too old to run Mint 19.1
Here’s my laptop specifications:
ACER Aspire E1-522 64 bit
CPU: AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon ™ HD Graphics
SSD: 240 GB
Is this laptop too old to run Mint 19.1?
I have Cinnamon version installed
Could be MATE really lighter than Cinnamon to this laptop?
and is XFCE really lighter than MATE and Cinammon too?
I already did the changes suggested by @anon56357095 and @ElectricDandySlider in
LinuxMint slows then hangs topic but I think the DE is now slower than before…
I already decided to reinstall OS today and ask to you, my friends, if I keep trying using Mint, which version should I install for my laptop?
Or It’s better to choose another distro?
Another question, do I need to use the last kernel or it’s better to use an older kernel with last distro?
Thank you in advanced for your suggestions
P.S.: sorry my English, I know is too bad. I answered some posts with my son’s help but this post could be have some errors, sorry about that.