I've been given a great, but old, graphics accelerator card, an AMD Radeon HD4870, and I want to build a Linux OS to use it to play games such as Minecraft - not too heavy, but it does need a 3d card.

I've tried the AMD drivers, but the latest version of RHEL they support is 6, and frankly even running in 6.3 it didn't work.

I've reinstalled the machine with Centos-8, and the card works fine, but without acceleration.

Are there any legacy driver support programmes, or do I just have to consign perfectly good technology to the bin because there are no longer any drivers for it?

Are there any better supported distros than CentOS that might work out of the box?


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