I've got an older type PC that I've brought back to life with the help of Ubuntu.
I'm using Ubuntu 12.10
Machine works for the most part, however I had alot of issues with the graphics driver. I did google for a few days and try 101 solutions to the problem to no avail and just forgot about it until now.
Most things I tried did nothing, however one that did was using the nomodeset kernel option.
When using nomodeset, GLX worked fine, HOWEVER 2 things happened:
1. Unable to get resolution over 1024x768, which is bad because I have a widescreen display so everything was stretched.
2. All fonts were TINY! Like unreadable, and I had to (trickily!) make everything at LEAST size 40 to be similar to what it was before (at like size 10 or 11).
So I switched back to normal, without nomodeset.
What should I do? Try to get GLX working as it currently is, or try to resolve some of the resolution and font issues when using nomodeset?
Any advise, or solutions to either of the options?
I've been using Ubuntu for a very long time, and Debian before Ubuntu was spawned, but very rarely as a desktop environment, so this is somewhat new to me, plus everything seems to change so quickly.. last time I remembered, stuff was done in xorg.conf.. doesn't seem that way anymore.
Oh also, I'm already using the xorg-edgers PPA to get bleeding edge Xorg and driver updates, but unfortunately nothing has changed thus far.
I've tried with SNA on and off, neither make a difference.
Look forward to some ideas.