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Any good Linux Distros for 3DLabs graphic cards?

Asked by VoodooLogic (724points) July 10th, 2009

Turning my friend’s old Pentium III into his first Linux experience. Unfortunately, Ubuntu – my go to distro – does not support the 3DLabs graphics card. After much tooling around on the command line and Google, I thought I’d ask the Fluther.

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patg7590's avatar

you could try a lighter version of ubuntu- like Kubuntu or Xubuntu, or even Fluxbuntu if you really wanted to go bare bones

Ivan's avatar


He’s not saying that it just doesn’t run well, he’s saying that the operating system does not support his video card.

patg7590's avatar

Ah- I see
try this

VoodooLogic's avatar

3Dlabs website says it doesn’t have any Linux drivers for Oxygen XV1. I did find a glint driver (xserver-xorg-video-glint), which referenced 3DLabs, in my repositories, which I managed to install in the command line but was unable to get working.

At this stage I am looking for a Linux OS that is robust enough for a new user (not DSL) and will look good at the same time (not vesa drivers).

So far I’ve tried Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS. :( and :(

patg7590's avatar

my link has options for SUSE and RedHat, depending on your model :/

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