a lightweight distro that supports an old NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 24

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  1. persio rodriguez

    persio rodriguez New Member

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    Hey everyone.
    I've been a proud linux user for a couple of years now (Debian at first, Arch now) and I'm trying to install linux in a friend's old computer. His computer is quite old and as he does not have any previous linux experience, I first installed Xubuntu, but apparently his graphics card (NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64) was not supported any more and I couldn't get any appropiate drivers to work. Does anyone have any idea which distro would be good for that computer? As long as it works, the learning curve doesn't matter (as long as it isn't something extremely difficult as gentoo, etc.), I'm worried about compatibility.
    I can't remember the CPU it has, but it's running on 1GB RAM.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. arochester

    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you've still got Xubuntu you can get the driver from here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_71.86.13.html

    Clicking: Supported Products
    shows: TNT / TNT2 series:
    RIVA TNT2 Ultra, RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro, RIVA TNT2/TNT2 PRO, RIVA TNT, Aladdin TNT2

    Clicking: Additional Information
    tells you how to install.
    ryanvade likes this.

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