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    Default Changing graphics cards 13.1

    I've tried Googling for this but knowing what's up-to-date is tricky and I can't afford for the PC to be out of service for long when I switch.

    I simply want to change the graphics card on a PC. How do I get X to reconfigure the driver? (I could do it in the old sax days.)

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Changing graphics cards 13.1

    From what to what???

    Do you have any propritary video drivers installed??

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    Default Re: Changing graphics cards 13.1

    It's currently an old Nvidia card with whatever was automatically configured when the system was installed (nouveau?). I don't know what the replacement card will be yet. I have a box of bits I need to dig around in. Whatever it is, it will be a few years old.

    I need to replace this card because it's playing up and getting worse.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Changing graphics cards 13.1

    For me it's always just pull it out and replace
    Stick with nvidia is my suggestion too
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    Default Re: Changing graphics cards 13.1

    I simply want to change the graphics card on a PC. How do I get X to reconfigure the driver? (I could do it in the old sax days.)
    The X-server will largely take care of this automatically at boot (using open source drivers). For NVIDIA (or AMD hardware), you can then decide on wthether to install proprietary drivers.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 28-Oct-2014 at 12:56. Reason: Typos

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    Default Re: Changing graphics cards 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    ... you can then decide on wthether to install proprietary drivers.
    ... which, personally, I would recommend. In fact, give it a try, first, as it might even solve the "it is acting up lately" problems. Worth a try.
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