Apr 22, 2016 - 07:35am
I have an old Sony Vaio PCG-R505GCP. It has an Intel 82830M graphics chip. I am running Bodhi 3.2.0 (the latest), which apparently is built on Ubuntu 14.04.
I have had trouble getting graphics to work properly. After looking for drivers here, I read that Ubuntu 14.04 is not supported, and it doesn't look like I can get the older unsupported drivers.
Has anyone else found a solution or workaround for this, or does anyone have recommendations for alternate small/fast distributions that work well with older hardware?
Hello there - while we don't publish an update for 14.04 anymore, it's not really "unsupported" - the 01.org drivers aren't secret or proprietary, they're just [usually] a bit ahead of the normal distribution release schedule. In the case of Ubuntu 14.04, you can get pretty much the same updates by instaling the LTS enablemant packages that have been released by Ubuntu themselves: You can find the details here:
I haven't checked in detail, but I think those instructions should work for Bodhi as well as for vanilla ubuntu.