Should I buy a new graphics card or a new computer?
ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
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
>> 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
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
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