Except you can ignore the section about drivers, at least as far as Linux is concerned. Single core Intel Celeron -UP- cache: Your graphics unit should be covered; it’s AMD who are the ‘black sheep’ in this respect. Should i have used a smaller mint version as its such an old low end pc? On an elderly Dell Inspiron laptop same sort of age as your desktop , running several flavours of Puppy Linux, with the original Extreme graphics adapter, I have to add ‘i Which isn’t necessarily the same thing as what you want to run Welcome to BleepingComputer , a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers.

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And I tend to agree with pcpunk about ‘test-driving’; it’s the only way to find out how well they’ll run with your specific hardware. Did try the Xfce mint on usb drive which is supposed to be the lightest and did find a small improvement in grwphics speed and just about ok with youtube on p in Firefox.

In those far-off days, CPUs tended to carry as much of the load for graphics rendering as the video chips themselves did. If I went for The stupid thing is, Intel designed the P4’s to be good at one thing, over and above everything else; multimedia, and graphics rendering It’s worth a try.

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Except you grraphics ignore the section about drivers, at least as far as Linux is concerned. The biggest problem, always, with older hardware, is doing your homework, and just simply experimenting. All seemed fine until I tried watching some youtube on it which would not play smoothly even on lowest resoulution and desktop background would sometimes go all doctor who on me Apparently Streamlight doesn’t work with all youtube videos, but it has worked with all the ones I’ve tried.


Dell the site is easy and fun. In Dell’s case, 9 times out of 10, that invariably meant a BIOS upgrade as well, because the factory-installed image wouldn’t support that extra graphics RAM which is ‘borrowed’ from system RAM, in any case Another problem might be as I don’t see is how much ram memory your box has installed mb is bare minimum and for a better experience 1GB is preferred.

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On top of that, the chipsets Intel were turning out at that time, well; they were peculiar, to say the least. Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the 882865g, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless graphiccs are logged in.

Linux Mint Cinnamon I believe is based on Gnome 3 desktop which requires massive graphics and processor resources that your box just doesn’t have nor is capable of supporting.

The concept never caught on, and there’s still a lot of the things kicking around out there Open a terminal and type or copy and paste: Generally speaking, Intel graphics drivers have always been available to, and integrated into, the Linux kernel pretty much from release. I have just been trying to salvage an old dell b desktop for my son just to do a bit of web browsing and some school work on.


King’s Lynn, UK Local time: Mind you, streaming video is a ggaphics anyway, because of the machine in question’s complete lack of ‘grunt Your graphics unit should be covered; it’s AMD who are the ‘black sheep’ in this respect. Hope we helped ddell make your mind up, one way or the other.

Sometimes, just sometimes, you have to lower your expectations a little bit Another similar application is Minitube, which I think should be available for Mint, although personally I never had much luck with it.

The ‘Brookedale’-cored, ‘Extreme’ graphics adapter which I’m lumbered with was sent out by manufacturers with just a single megabyte of shared graphics RAM enabled; you had to dig around in the BIOS to enable the full 8 MB it was supposed to use.

Posted 20 June – I’ve forgotten my password. If you don’t like it or it doesn’t work: It’s not all about the Drivers in Linux, it’s also about X. Posted 19 June – There’s no substitute for trying stuff out