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2013/5/15 Johnny Rosenberg <>:
2013/5/15 Ric Moore <>:
On 05/12/2013 03:47 PM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:

I am not sure it's even possible to replace my graphics card; it's a
laptop. I have been planning to replace it with a desktop computer
since 2010, but so far I didn't, for some reason… Maybe I should
finally do it.

Ah! For an "older" laptop you might be best off not going for a desktop with
hotrod graphic effects at all. Install XFCE, or Lubuntu,

I hate both of them, so no, I won't do that mistake again. And my
laptop is not THAT old… And it worked perfectly with Ubuntu 10.10 with
desktop effects on (those I think I need, I didn't try all of them at
once…). I even had a lot of swimming fish inside the cube without any
problems… (that's not one of the effects I usually use though, I was
just testing). But since Ubuntu 12.04 (I went directly from 10.10 to
12.04 with a fresh install, only keeping my old home partition)I found
a lot of problems with Compiz, that I didn't experience previously.

which is what I did
for an "older" (10 years old) Thinkpad. It works reasonably well. In the
long run, a desktop that you can modify cheaply is best on a "limited
budget", from my perspective. The laptop is good enough to run Thunderbird
and Firefox (but not at once!) which suits me as I am rarely on the road
anymore. :) Ric

I don't run Firefox nor Thunderbird, so I don't know much about that.
Okay, I run Firefox maybe once a week or so, but still…

Johnny Rosenberg

I experimented a little and now I don't have any ”artifacts” anymore.
Yet… There are other problems now, though, but nothing as serious as
before, I think… I'll try this for a while and see what more I find…

I edited the nVidia settings a bit. After opening the nVidia X Server
Settings i checked X Screen 0 → Antialiasing Settings → ☒ Enable FXAA.
So far no ”artifacts”, but sometimes when I do Ctrl+Alt, windows
disappears and when they reappear they are empty (white). A click on
Maximize/Reset takes care of that, though…

I'll try the older driver (173) another day to see what happens.

Johnny Rosenberg

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