video card recommendation ?

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jul 7 17:21:52 UTC 2011

On 07/06/2011 08:34 PM, Bill Walton wrote:
> In SPM I get a button to upgrade to 10.04 LTS so I figure wtf, give it
> a try.  Same result sort of.  It looks like it didn't trash the
> xorg.conf file because when I rebooted when the upgrade completed the
> screen was full-width and good resolution.  BUT, the machine just
> hangs there at the splash panel.  No login screen.  Just hangs.  Have
> to unplug the machine to get it to turn off.  So... does this sound
> like a video card issue?  I can go over and get a new card if it does,
> for sure.  It turns out I really need to get this machine set up with
> 10.04 because I have to have a newer version of git than Hardy
> supports (and I tried to just compile git from source and that's
> throwing up on ./configure).  Any help would really really be
> appreciated.  I've been at this for the better part of 3 days now.
> 8.04 was really easy.  What gives with 10.04?
There were considerable xorg changes between 8.04 and 10.04. Boot to
recovery mode & then:

1. Use the dpkg option to ensure all the packages got upgraded properly.
2. Continue to normal (will give you the terminal). Rename your
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file to xorg.conf_backup (or some other name you
recognise). Reboot. Note: you can try startx etc, but I'd recommend just

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