I have an old Dell Dimension 8200 Desktop with a Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 Video Card Running Lubuntu 14.04.
Lubuntu installs fine and is in good working order except recently i notice that when i traverse my desktop and folders or scroll the mouse my folder icons, document/file icons disappears or blinks while i move the mouse over them. Also if i open synaptic an do a search to install programs the search return with the text white out (the results are there but i cant see them), also if i try to attached a file in an email and try to browse for the file the text is white out .
I did some research and i found out that the GeForce4 Ti 4200 is now legacy an its using an open source drivers and that may be the reason why my desktop is text an icons is so inconsistent.
Is there a way i can use/install the last available proprietary video driver for the GeForce4 Ti 4200 on Lubuntu 14.04?
Is there any another way i can solve this video issue?
I've install Crunchbang 11 Linux on this Desktop before and i did not have any of theses white out text issues, I had a kernel panic on CrunchBang recently and thought I'd give Lubuntu a try since its newer.
I cant continue using Lubuntu with the text and my icons disappearing. Any help appreciated, Thanks much.