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

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Apr 28 19:58:17 UTC 2009

On 04/28/2009 11:45 AM, Thomas Kaiser wrote:

> Looks like I got little progress.
> I stay with nvidia-glx-180 and I get this "low-graphics-mode" box. When 
> I press OK for using the "low-graphics-mode only for this session", both 
> monitors a running in (I guess) 640x480 (with the same picture in each 
> screen).
> Now, I just disconnected the monitor which was connected to the DVI port 
> (VGA monitor with DVI-VGA adapter), rebooted.
> I still get the "low-graphics-mode" box but now the monitor is running 
> in its native resolution (1280x1024).... Looks like progress ;-)
> I tried to lunch the display configuration tool and it tells me that I 
> have to use the nvidia tool. A "exiting" click on this button wasn't 
> that exiting :-( The nvidia tool displayed that I don't use a nvidia 
> driver. Looks somehow strange...
> The native tool tells me to use the nvidia tool and the nvidia tool 
> tells me I don't use a nvidia driver.
> Chicken Eg problem?
> At least, I have one monitor back in its native resolution.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Now try System|Administration|Hardware Drivers again and see if it picks
up the card with a suggested driver.

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