OK to use this NVidia card?

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 1 20:09:16 UTC 2015

Richard Barmann composed on 2015-07-01 14:30 (UTC-0400):

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> hwinfo --gfxcard

> dick at dick-desktop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
> 01:00.0 VGAcompatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV44A [GeForce > 6200] (rev a1)

Suggestions that you need a newer video card due to video trouble trying
recent Kubuntu releases may mean successful use of that gfxchip with the
default nouveau video driver may, to work around an unfixed upstream bug,
require a special kernel cmdline option:


See these for technical details:

As to what would be a suitable AGP gfxcard should you choose to replace
yours, I've had good results from the Radeon 9000 and Radeon 7500 series
widely available for cheap on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291503760200 ought to be worth a try as inexpensive
as it is, if it's the right form factor for your case and you're using a
typical 1920x1080 or lower resolution display.
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