[RndTbl] Linux distro for Pentium III

Hartmut W Sager hwsager at marityme.net
Mon Oct 7 22:08:42 CDT 2013

VESA???  I think VESA is from the 80386/80486 era, and that even Pentium 1
(desktop) computers started adopting the PCI bus for several reasons,
including the replacement of the short-sighted VESA bus.  So, a Pentium 3
should heavily post-date VESA.

Hartmut Sager

On 7 October 2013 14:48, Gilbert E. Detillieux <gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca>wrote:

> 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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