Adam Zion on 1 Aug 2010 15:57:09 -0700

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[PLUG] Proper tweaking of graphics on Dimension 4300S

  • From: Adam Zion <>
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  • Subject: [PLUG] Proper tweaking of graphics on Dimension 4300S
  • Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 18:57:02 -0400
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I recently came into the possession of an old- but, to me, new- Dell
Dimension 4300S. Naturally, the first thing I did was wipe Windows off
of it, replacing it w/Ubuntu 10.04. Everything works, but the graphics
aren't as snappy as they could be. And, despite the fact that the
integrated video- ATI Rage Ultra 128- should support OpenGL, it
appears that the drivers selected by Ubuntu don't support OpenGL, as
the video crashes hard every time I try to run an OpenGL program
(screensavers are a good test).

Does anyone have any suggestions re: different drivers to use for this
box? I already tried adding some launchpad repos, but that got me no
further. Proprietary drivers would be nice, if they existed.


Adam+Zion, MCSE+I, Registered Linux User #471910
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