Your assumption may be correct, but it will help me and others if you can provide some more details on what Linux you are using, eg Ubuntu Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: Sign in anonymously Don’t add me to the active users list. 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. Welcome to BleepingComputer , a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Better still, if you type in and press enter the following, it will save time. The biggest problem, always, with older hardware, is doing your homework, and just simply experimenting.

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linux mint driver for intel 82865g old dell desktop

If youtube videos are the only issue just now, one option would be to install something that streams youtube videos. Does this appear to be the unit in question? Community Forum Software by IP.

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Should i have used a smaller mint version as its such an old low end pc? Sometimes, just sometimes, you have to lower your expectations a little bit There’s no substitute for trying stuff out Not Telling Local time: Xfce should work even better installed to HDD, and, if it were me would go with 17 or 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 At Terminal inxi -Fx Copy the output and paste here.


Mind you, streaming video is a no-no anyway, because of the graphicss in question’s complete lack of ‘grunt Register a free account to unlock additional del at BleepingComputer. 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.

Downloads for Graphics Drivers for IntelĀ® G Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)

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. 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. Dell Inspiron ; 2.

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This gives pretty good results. If I went for Apparently Streamlight doesn’t work with all youtube videos, but it has worked with all the ones I’ve tried. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.


Click here to Register a free account now! Mind you, it is ancient architecture by now, no doubt about that. Needless to say, they’ve had plenty of compatibility problems, and criticism over the years!

Originally tried very small basic distro forgotten which one. I currently use streamlight-antix for this purpose, but I’m not sure if it’s available for Mint. The concept never caught on, and there’s still a lot of the things kicking around out there Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. It’s not all about the Drivers in Linux, it’s also about X. Linux Mint Mate The stupid thing is, Intel designed the P4’s to be good at one thing, over and above everything else; multimedia, and graphics rendering Generally speaking, Intel graphics drivers have always been available to, and integrated into, the Linux kernel pretty much from release.

Another thing is a Celeron processor in todays browsers just doesn’t have what it takes to stream the HD youtube videos as it wasn’t ever designed for any more than to push data such as documents etc.