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Did a little IT work at home today.

I got a new GTX 1060 video card for my main desktop, so I installed it. The old video card (GTX 950) went downstairs into my jukebox desktop in the workroom. This older machine was running Linux Mint 18 but I decided to switch it over to MX Linux. The old desktop won't even boot off a USB so I had to burn a DVD ISO - imagine that!

Anyway got the older card installed, and then set up MX-18 to play music in the junk room. It's running great on the antique Athlon 64 X2.

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Oh yes for those who were wondering I am running Nouveau as my video card driver in the old desktop. Nouveau sucks for gaming but who will be doing that with a bottlenecked old 2006 CPU? Nouveau works well enough with Maxwell-based cards to give a good display on the desktop. No need to upgrade to the Nvidia driver.

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I am really pleased how well Linux still runs on the oldest computer in my museum of junkers. This was the very first desktop I got purpose-built for Linux, shortly after I joined this forum. I upgraded the DDR2 RAM to 6GB (it maxes out at 8.) It still has the original SATA 2 HDD and IDE DVD-RW in it. The onboard graphics are hopeless now so I need some sort of video card to connect to an HDMI monitor. It was designed to run XP or Vista, but still can keep up with a cheap laptop running Windows 10.

I wouldn't want it as my daily driver but it rocks Spotify pretty well, or plays MP3s with no problem. It's a keeper.

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