Adding nVidia PCI card to system
cgrigs at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 23 06:30:33 UTC 2006
Marc Zuverink wrote:
> Recently switched from Mandriva to Ubuntu and have a situation regarding
> nVidia cards.
> In Mandriva my PCI nVidia GForce2 MX 400 was automatically configured
> properly by the installer and I had no problems. When installing Ububtu
> the installer froze up and would not finish the installation after the
> detection stage of hardware. The screen would go black with a
> non-blinking cursor, and the system would freeze up. The install would
> not finish and I would have to restart. The restart would result in an
> unfinish/incomplete install.
> I removed the card and reinstalled relying on the onboard Intel graphics
> and had no problems.
> However I would now like to reinsert the nvidia pci card, but am unsure
> of the process.
> Could someone please help me out with this?
Strange, I'm using the AGP version of the same card on Ubuntu 5.04
(Hoary) and it Just Works. IIRC, the installer chose a higher resolution
than I prefer but that was quickly changed. About the only thing that I
can suggest is trying a different PCI slot. (I assume that you disabled
the onboard video in the BIOS.)
-- cmg (another ex-Mandrake/Mandrive user)
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