Switching Video Cards

Conor Klecker conor at ronoc.net
Wed Nov 7 13:16:06 UTC 2012

I got a few responses directly to me and the combined response is as

> Backup! Backup! Backup!

Its a HTPC machine and there is no data on it to backup so good there,

> Remove proprietary driver and allow xorg to use the generic or open
source drivers


> Manually download the new driver before I switch the video cards.


> If mythbuntu fails to find the and use the correct driver it will
probably default to 800x600 then use the terminal to install the downloaded

I will reply with how it all goes down.

On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM, Conor Klecker <conor at ronoc.net> wrote:

> I have a system running mythbuntu 12.04 working okay. When I play HD video
> the CPU sits around 95%, when it hits 100% video stutters.
> Well I want to see if VDPAU would help with that. So I bought a GT520 off
> amazon and it should arrive tomorrow.
> Currently I have an ATI Radeon HD something or other installed and am
> using the AMD/ATI Proprietary FGLRX Driver.
> So my question is, before I remove the ATI card should I shut off the ATI
> driver so I have some video before I switch the card? Is there anything
> else I should do as well?
> Thanks
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