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Old Onboard Graphics and Linux Lite

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mdiemer:
I have discovered that the driver, Nvidia 304, simply is not supported beyond Ubuntu 16. This from the Nvidia forum, so that's pretty authoritative. I was able to attempt installation of the 32bit driver on LXLE 32 bit (based on Ubuntu 18), using the tutorial mentioned above. got to the tty1 shell and got the Nvidia installation wizard going, but it failed. So, these old 6150SE graphics will only use Nouveau drivers, which unfortunately don't appear to be adequate.

The good news is that Lite 3.0 does allow Nvidia drivers, and is working fine, so I have a year or so of support on it. I'll update to 3.8. As for my other systems, I'm not sure what I'll do but for now I'm back to Lite 3 as my daily driver. May put it on my SSD so it will be faster to boot.

burrezo:
Hi mdiemer

You can try somthing like this: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1924354#p1924354

TheDead:
Thanks @burrezo !
And if you created a Linux Lite account just for this... double thanks! ;)

The Repairman:

--- Quote from: mdiemer on January 28, 2020, 08:44:45 PM ---I am using for now the original onboard graphics for this 10 yr old Gateway GT5656 desktop. The "card" is GeForce 6150SE nForce 430.

--- End quote ---

I feel your pain as I have several desktops with this exact GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 set up and absolutely no good results.

The Nvidia driver seemed to be supported and worked with older kernels however nowadays for this
GeForce 6150SE setup a no go and I've spent major time trying all of the how to(s).

My apologies for nothing offering any useful help or advice.

I finally gave up on those desktops and took all of those desktops with GeForce 6150SE graphics to the farm where those desktops became targets and I blasted them full of 357 magnums.

Not very positive in some peoples eyes but I just reached the frustration point where they no longer had any purpose worthy of taking up space in my small home.

Life is good.

TheDead:
Adding to this (but not really usefull ;) )
I do not know is it was a bug of Microsoft's doing but I had a GeForce 6150SE computer last month and was slow as a blind snail with a broken walking cane.
Machine was on W10 and strangely, it worked fine several months ago.
Maybe the Specter/etc. patches broke something... I remember I had to wipe/reinstall with an older linux because W10 had troube even booting from install media  :o .  Don't remember which Linux version though. When the machine had Windows 7, it was faster then any Intel equivalent based machine I had... doubly-strange.
Forced/Planned obsolescence maybe. 8)

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