Easiest way to change graphics card?
ari.torhamo at saunalahti.fi
Mon Aug 15 12:52:25 UTC 2005
> If he's using a different card from the same manufacturer, no change should
> be needed. If he's changing from (for instance) ATI to Nvidia , then
> of the Section "Device" part of xorg.conf, e.g
The change is going to be from Ati to Nvidia (just temporarily, there
was something wrong with his new Ati card and he'll use an old Nvidia
card until he gets the replacement from Sapphire.
I think I read somewhere that if you manually edit a config file in your
system, these changes wouldn't stay when you upgrade your system. I
don't remember where I read this and if I remember right, but that's one
reason why I thought that using dpkg-reconfigure would be better than
editing xorg.conf directly. Could you tell me if this is not correct,
because this bothers me always when I should edit some config file :-)
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Rage Mobility M3 (AGP)"
> Driver "ati"
> BusID "PCI:0:16:0"
> Option "UseFBDev" "true"
> and change "ati" to "nv". You don't have to do anything to the
"Identifier" line. That's just for the >human maintainer's eyes. The
other options would be OK.
> I'd be ready to bet that Ubuntu would detect the change anyway, and
reconfigure the xorg.conf >file for you. But I'd also make a copy just
Do you by this sentence mean that Ubuntu would detect the change anyway
without changing "ati" to "nv" or without doing anything to the
> Yes. Escape, or enter. The script reads the .conf file. It's all meant
to be painless.
So if I just keep hitting "Enter", the only active thing happening would
be the autodetection of the graphics card, otherwise it's just
confirming the lines that dpkg-reconfigure reads from the xorg.conf and
no changes would be done?
BTW, Do all graphics cards from the same manufacturer use the one and
same 2D driver? It seems to me now that all the autodetection does is to
identify the manufacturer.
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