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I have an emachines pc with yes I know crappy onboard nvidia geforce 6150se graphics and both unity and gnome shell run very bad with lagging. The open source nouveau driver just crashes with a "dri failed to idle" error.

Any tips on getting this to work? I tried all the drivers from the additional drivers tab

It doesn't matter which version of ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 just as long as it works.

thanks in advance.

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There is no majic here, Ubuntu 13.04 is out because the hardware is too old. Try Xubuntu or Lubuntu instead. With 12.04, Unity-2d should work, but if not, again, Xubutnu 12.04 would be a good choice. –  mikewhatever Sep 10 '13 at 20:16
    
Would a video card upgrade help? –  user158170 Sep 10 '13 at 21:32
    
Yes, it should, but I doubt it's going to be a worthwhile investment. –  mikewhatever Sep 11 '13 at 14:30

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