new video card problems

Liam Proven lproven at
Sun Sep 9 12:54:02 UTC 2012

On 8 September 2012 21:48, Bill Stanley <bstanle at> wrote:
> That is a possibility but I don't really know.  The computer is a Dell
> Studio XPS and it came from the factory with the Nvidia GeForce 420 (512 MB
> videa ram) installed.  How can I determine if there is a built in video
> chipset on the motherboard.

Is there a monitor connection on the back of the motherboard?
> When I boot, the GRUB gives this information.
> *************************************
> Ubuntu using Linux 22.6.35-generic pae

Shouldn't this be 2.6.35?

> Windows
> Ubuntu using Linux pae
> *************************************
> (There are other entries which are unimportant.)
> I assume that the numbers refer to the Linux kernel version.


>  Windows and
> Linux version are OK.  I am not quite sure if the XUbuntu
> ( is OK because I rarely use it.  Most of my Linux computing is
> done with Gnome 2 and that is the version I am having problems with.

What version of *Ubuntu* is this?

> Maybe Canonical is refusing to allow the upgrade of the video card forcing
> me to explicitly install the proper drivers or to do an upgrade?

I don't understand what you mean.

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