Could you give a few details about the tests you did so far ? Webcam ? Wifi ? 3D games ? And about the apps installed, particularly when you import pictures from your cameras ?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Unfortunately, this old machine won't handle a webcam or most 3D games. However, my Nikon camera works fine. As soon as I plugged it into a usb port, Shotwell opened up and prompted me to download the photos and that worked. As for wifi, the Intel 2200bg built into this works fine. By the way, I did test the livecd on my Alienware laptop and the built-in webcam appears to work. I could not connect via wifi to the web, due to the dkms broadcom driver on the livecd. As for the other built-in programs I've tested so far, here's a list just to name a few:
VLC media player, Radio Tray, DeaDBeef, GMixer, LibreOffice Writer, LibreOffice Calc, Synaptic Package Manager, Update Package Sources List, Firefox with Flash, Sylpheed (I prefer Thunderbird), GIMP, MTPaint, Shotwell, Fotoxx Image Editor, Bleachbit Root, PCManFM as root, Geany, GnomeBaker CD/DVD Writer (CD write only), Htop, NetApplet, Sakura, NVIDIA Display Settings (It worked on this old 64MB nVidia card), Tint Wizard, PCC, Network Center, etc.
Is there anything more specific that you want me to look at?