Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have an old machine with the intel card in the title installed. I'd really need to install Ubuntu 12.04 on it, but that's not just possible since the intel drivers don't work properly. So no video acceleration, no window decorations, and lots of other issues.

I do know it's an obsolete unsupported card (see Which version of Ubuntu will work out of the box on Intel 82845G Board?) but I think I read somewhere that there had been progress as of late with the latest intel drivers.

My question is: is there anything I can currently do to make this card work or should I just give up on the idea and turn to lighter DE like LXDE or XFCE? Thanks

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

I think there are two things

  1. 82845G Boards are around 10 years Old.

  2. Ubuntu 11.04 on-wards Unity is there as default GUI.

Now Unity requirement is different as mentioned here

And installation requirement for ubuntu is mention here

So I think your system is not meeting minimum requirement for Ubuntu. As a test u can try live disk too, will be batter.

Or you need to try some Older Ubuntu versions Like 10.10 or 10.04

May be this will help you.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.