I want to use a spare PC as a HTPC but it has an ATI card that is no longer supported by the propriety driver on 10.04. The recommended set up is supposed to be with XBMC for the software however this requires openGL support which I can't currently offer.
As I see it these are my choices...
1) keep on looking for a solution to getting the radeon x1950 card to support openGL 2.0 and hardware acceleration (any advice would be great).
2) switch to another media centre software.
3) switch to an older version of ubuntu/different distro that supports the propriety driver.
4) Buy a cheap Nvidia card that will work with their driver (but run the risk of a loss of support in the future!)
Obviously the most open source solution would be better but I'm happy with anything that would work right now.