[RndTbl] Linux distro for Pentium III

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Mon Oct 7 14:48:38 CDT 2013

On 2013-10-07 14:39, Robert Dyck wrote:
> Still need advice for a Linux distro. Earlier today I tried Mint 15
> Cinnamon 32-bit, and Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 32-bit. Neither work on
> this laptop. Their complaint is the graphics chip is too old. It's an
> IBM ThinkPad A21m, the graphics chip is ATI Rage Mobility P/M A21/2.

If the ATI driver in Xorg doesn't work for that chipset, you might want 
to try the Xvesa server instead.  Hopefully, the chipset isn't so old 
that it predates VESA standards! :)

If you want something in the Ubuntu family, Lubuntu might be a good 
choice for something ligher-weight than Mint or Ubuntu.  (It uses the 
LXDE desktop.)

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