Technical question on video driver installation

azlan mazlan azlannd at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 04:51:01 GMT 2010


mmm...
if it's ok with u..
it would be great if u can send me a few screenshot??

:)

Many thank you in advance,,

;)


On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Valter Mura <valtermura at gmail.com> wrote:

> In data martedì 23 novembre 2010 09:39:27, azlan mazlan ha scritto:
>
> > 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 gmail.com>
> 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?"
>
> JFYI, the installation has been smart and now my system is running with the
> new NVidia card... :-)
>
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