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Thread: Heping instaling drivers on an old computer

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2019

    Re: Heping instaling drivers on an old computer

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    We'd need to see
    xrandr -q
    lspci | grep VGA
    for starters.
    Of course, the result from xrandr -q:

    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 32767 x 32767
    VGA1 connected primary 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm
    1280x1024 59.89 +
    1280x1024_60.00 59.89*
    1024x768 60.00
    800x600 60.32 56.25
    640x480 59.94
    VIRTUAL1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

    When I put "grep VGA" it does nothing...

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

    Re: Heping instaling drivers on an old computer

    You could also try
    lshw -C video
    Please post the result in CODE tags.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    melbourne, au
    Lubuntu Development Release

    Re: Heping instaling drivers on an old computer

    I wondering what release of Lubuntu you installed on your machine.

    Have you update software lists (`sudo apt update`) which I'm asking because of the greyed-out drivers; but without your release I'm guessing (my Lubuntu reports 'no drivers found' when none are found). I booted up a pentium 4 box with Lubuntu 18.04 LTS and in the 'Software & Updates' tab I get "No additional drivers available", but I'd like confirmation of release.

    (fyi: there are many sites that offer Lubuntu as well as other Linux distros that are not official. Lubuntu has many 'fan' sites that offer downloads that may or may not be the same as the official ISO. I suggest ensuring you get an official ISO by going to to grab a Ubuntu flavor, and not searching google; which I suspect favors sites with its advertizing (there is no advertizing on the official sites). The official site is )

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