Installing a video card from scratch

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at
Wed Feb 24 15:02:54 UTC 2010

Rick wrote:
> I'm running on an IBM Thinkcentre M50, using the built-in video hardware.  I 
> just ordered a GEFORCE 7600 GS video card and need to know what to do next.
> I know how to plug the card into the computer, but should I immediately switch 
> the monitor cable to the new card or do I have to do the software configuration 
> first to load the driver for the new card?  Will the card work at all without 
> the driver?

The nv driver should at least give you 2D support. You may want to tell 
the BIOS to make the new card the primary display.

> I've read about EnvyNG and plan to use it.  (Is this a good idea?)

No idea what EnvyNG is...I'll leave that for someone else.

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