This thing with old ATI cards.........

Is there a way to get Blender to work on Jaunty or Linux Mint or on Windows 7 if you have old ATI card? Every latest OS that I have tried didnt run Blender properly with my card.

Im still on 8.10 and I really like Linux Mint. Id like to use it but Blender doesnt work well under it. My card is Radeon X700 Series.

So, any ideas? Will I just have to buy a new card?

no one knows?