I found an interesting thread about the Dimension 4600 graphics and Mint:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 66&start=0
Even after making the following BIOS changes, and I still get crashes.
Changed the AGP aperture to 8MB
Changed the max video memory to 256MB (or 512MB - I maxed out the option)
Thanks again fellas, for all of your help. I think the big lesson here is even though integrated graphics have come a long way, they still are not all that great (to put it very nicely
). It is my understanding, though, that one can still install a discreet video card on a machine with integrated graphics; I'm sure I can find one for that old thing that will make it behave more nicely. Anyway, that seems to me about the only fix I can think of at this point - but it is a little disappointing that I had the same version of Oolite running reasonably on that machine with Windows XP and half the memory. I wasn't using the generic monitor, which is why I titled this topic with "generic monitor" in it - but I'm not necessarily convinced that that is the problem. However, other than the operating system (which is
a major difference, but only in the most positive of means (for example, on the new computer: Mint w/Cinnamon DE basic RAM usage=200MB while Windows 7 basic RAM=1000MB)) and an improvement in RAM, the monitor is the only thing that's different about the configuration.