Adding nVidia PCI card to system

Carroll Grigsby cgrigs at
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?
> Thanks.

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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