Drivers [SOLVED]: What am I supposed to do to get the most out of my Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card?

Drivers [SOLVED]: What am I supposed to do to get the most out of my Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card?

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    Anonymous

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    I am running a fresh installed 32-bit lubuntu on an old desktop machine with Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card. I have no idea if the graphics card driver is correct or not, how can I get the most out of my graphics card?

    user@user-System-Name:~$ sudo lshw -c display
      *-display                 
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: NV34 [GeForce FX 5500]
           vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           version: a1
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 66MHz
           capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
           configuration: driver=nouveau latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
           resources: irq:16 memory:dd000000-ddffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:c0000-dffff
    

    I have tried to solve my issue with this answer but I am neither understanding if it fits my situation nor do I have the knowledge to install the proposed package.

    #36912

    Anonymous

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    Based on mikehatever‘s comment:

    Nvidia legacy driver 173 is not available in 17.10. The only currently supported Ubuntu release that has it is 14.04. It is supported until April 2019, and if you wish to try it, go with Xubuntu 14.04.1. Other than that, you probably can’t do much more with 14 years old hardware.

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/988997/what-am-i-supposed-to-do-to-get-the-most-out-of-my-nvidia-geforce-fx-5500-graphi
    Author: Nae
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