Technical question on video driver installation

azlan mazlan azlannd at
Tue Nov 23 08:39:27 GMT 2010

U'll have problem..
it is best to install the grphic card first
then update the software

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Valter Mura <valtermura at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm going to change my old video card ATI with an Nvidia one, new and more
> powerful.
> While reading some info in the Ubuntu website, I noticed that there is an
> experimental driver called Nouveau that supports Nvidia cards. As it
> doesn't
> support yet the 3D features, it is also suggested to remove it and install
> the
> native Nvidia driver, more performing. So did I. I installed yesterday the
> "nvidia-current", as per packets' availability in the repository (I think
> this
> is the latest and supports my new card, GeForce 6200)
> I have to say that I haven't installed the card yet, so my QUESTION is:
> "Is it safe to install the video card driver before physically installing
> the
> video card?"
> In other words, "if I reboot my machine after this Nvidia driver
> installation
> and while still using the ATI video card, may I have problems?"
> TIA and regards,
> --
> Valter
> Registered Linux User #466410
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