Should I buy a new graphics card or a new computer?

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at
Tue Apr 28 16:28:19 UTC 2009

Chris Jones wrote:
>> The nv driver helped so far that I have now both monitors working -> in 
>> "low graphic mode" :-(
>> It looks like that I have to figure out which nVidia driver I need ....
> It sounds like you need to try and get the closed source nvidia driver 
> running.

Yes, I know. I was running the closed source driver in Ubuntu 8.10 
without problems. So, the "new" (9.04) Ubuntu should have known which 
driver I using and upgrade to the right one, or not?

> I don't have machine with one, so cannot really help, but my 
> understanding is ubuntu should figure out for you which nvidia driver to 
> install *once* you have enabled the use of the restricted hardware 
> drivers (form the system menu I think).
> Have you tried this ?

Yes, but the Hardware Drivers tool (System->Administration->Hardware 
Drivers) tells me "No proprietary drivers in use on this system" :-(

> If no luck, then hopefully someone with an nvidia card can chime in to 
> help more ...

I hope so.


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