Reconfigure after changing Video Card

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Jul 31 06:27:44 UTC 2010

On 31/07/2010 14:02, Ronald Artos wrote:
> the Nvidia card is already busted, so I cannot deactivate it in 
> System->Administration->Hardware Drivers
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at 
> <mailto:blchupin at>> wrote:
>     On 31/07/2010 11:55, Ronald Artos wrote:
>     > I used to have an Nvidia Video Card.. but now it is broken and
>     return
>     > to my old built-in  "[SiS] 661/741/760 PCI/AGP or 662/761Gx", I
>     don't
>     > wish to reinstall everything again. But when I boot up, I always end
>     > up in a video reconfiguration screen in ubuntu, so i deleted  the
>     > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
>     >
>     > It works but everytime I enter System -> Preferences ->
>     Monitors.. it
>     > always prompts me the nvidia-config, and when I do glxinfo or
>     > glxgears, I get errors like I haven't configured my video correctly.
>     >
>     > How can I properly reconfigure everything after a change in
>     video card??
>     Sounds like you still have the nVidia driver installed. Go-
>     System>Administration>Hardware Drivers and de-activate the nVidia
>     driver; then see if Hardware Drivers comes up with another driver for
>     the onboard video you have.
>     BC

To begin.... *PLEASE*, I repeat, *please*, do not top post in this mail 

When you joined this list you had to read the rules which govern this 
list.  Reread them if you have to.

Secondly, simply because your card is dead doesn't mean that the system 
will not load the driver for it.

You do remember that you are using a c-o-m-p-u-t-e-r... you know, one of 
those thingies which only works by being told what to do by means of a 
*p-r-o-g-r-a-m* which is why there are people trained to be 

Now, if you come back and tell me that you went into Hardware Drivers 
menu and found that there is no nVidia driver active then I'll send you 
a bunch of flowers in repentance.


If nothing happens, nothing can go wrong.

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