Change a nvidia video card for an amd one


I am building a new pc. This new pc will have the nvidia video card, from my current pc.

In the current pc, I want to replace the nvidia card for an AMD, hd 5700

Old pc runs leap 42.3

How do I do this ?

Do I need to uninstall the nvidia drivers first ? Then just shut down and replace the vid card ?

Or will the fact that leap 42.3 has reached end of life, cause issues ?

I am hoping I wont have to re install suse on the old pc. :slight_smile:

There is allot of data on the old pc (home partition ) , I hope to copy to the new pc.

Wouldn’t hurt to remove the driver (and the blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d), then rebuild initrd with mkinitrd. Power off, replace card and boot the system with the new card, should pick up the radeon driver fine.

Thank you :slight_smile:

I think I found the file to delete.

The one that says black list nouveau ?


yes that’s the one :wink:

Thank you :slight_smile:

I am typing this with the nvidia video card removed.

I did as was suggested above. For some reason though, the monitor did not come on with the HD5700 card in the mobo. :?

I then put the monitor cable in the onboard video connection of the mobo, and that worked.

I am totally confused though. I was using that HD5700 in the new pc I am buiding yesterday, and although I had to use the vga connection it was working.

Vga because I am using some old monitor, that does only has vga.

Could this be caused because I went in to the bios ?

When I typed ( after some google) xrandr, all seem fine. Desktop res 1680 x1050.

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1680 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-1 connected primary 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 433mm x 271mm
   1680x1050     59.88*+
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1024x768      60.04    75.03    70.07    60.00  
   960x720       60.00  
   928x696       75.00    60.05  
   896x672       75.05    60.01  
   832x624       74.55  
   800x600       75.00    70.00    65.00    60.00    72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   700x525       74.76    59.98  
   640x512       75.02    60.02  
   640x480       60.00    75.00    72.81    75.00    66.67    59.94  
   720x400       70.08  
   576x432       75.00  
   512x384       75.03    70.07    60.00  
   416x312       74.66  
   400x300       72.19    75.12    60.32    56.34  
   320x240       72.81    75.00    60.05  

I might just ignore it. Old pc is working fine with onboard graphics, so I can use it.
Old pc wont be used for games anymore so the onboard vid is good enough.

Hardware info:
RS880 ( Radeon HD 4290 )

One question though, why is there no display in yast anymore ?
I have used that to check the desktop resolution, with out having to type xrandr.

Check your BIOS setting for use of either the onboard or PCI(e) card.

Not sure about YaST, always used the deskop tool or xrandr…

Thank you found it, I was used to look in yast for it and also found vids of older suse versions, that do have it in yast.

But settings, system settings, has what I was looking for. :slight_smile:

Ahh yes, the SaX tool from memory :wink: