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

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at
Tue Apr 28 16:33:04 UTC 2009

Chris G wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 06:09:37PM +0200, Thomas Kaiser wrote:
>> Chris Jones wrote:
>>> Thomas Kaiser wrote:
>>>> Hello All
>>>> I have a ASUS 8AN-SLI Deluxe MB with AMD 64 Bit processor and a nVidia 
>>>> GeForce 6600 GT graphics card. This box is now about 4 years old.
>>>> I upgraded lately to Ubuntu 9.04 and can't configure the xserver to work 
>>>> with my 2 monitors correctly.
>>>> Would a new graphics card help?
>>> Presumably you had this configuration working OK in the past ?
>> Yes, of course. It was working with the nVidia drive and 2 monitors 
>> (Ubuntu 8.10).
>>> If so, then at least you know the hardware can support it, and thus 
>>> there is no reason (modulo bugs) why it cannot be done in 9.04.
>> Yes, but the xserver starts in "low graphic mode" with only one monitor 
>> working.
>> I just copied the old xorg.conf file but this results in 2 black 
>> monitors when X starts :-(
> That might well not be a good idea, it's worth trying to [re]install
> 9.04 and let it figure out itself what the xorg.conf file should look
> like. 

I don't use a Linux based system to reinstall the OS. It should just 
Anyway, I tried to install nvidia-glx with apt-get but there are several 
versions available.....


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