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danebramaged
April 17th, 2011, 02:07 AM
Greetings to all: My system is comprised mostly of old junk. I have a gig of ram and a sempron 3100 plus stuck in a Synchronous Gigabyte mobo with an nforce 250 chip set. Most importantly I have an 8x agp card in the form of an Nvidia GS760. All of this runs on Maverick Meerkat just fine and, I would now like to tempt fate because I just got my hands on an ATI 2600 8x agp card. So, my question is; How do I go about uninstalling the nvidia card (regarding the software) to make sure there are no vestiges of nvidia references in the O/S? Presumably, ubuntu will just auto-detect and download the appropriate driver for the ATI card once I have it installed. tayl

K_45
April 17th, 2011, 02:23 AM
Right down the bottom is the uninstall command, but first, how did you install the drivers in the first place? Additional drivers, from Nvidia's website, or the built in ones?

danebramaged
April 17th, 2011, 03:02 AM
Right down the bottom is the uninstall command, but first, how did you install the drivers in the first place? Additional drivers, from Nvidia's website, or the built in ones?

The drivers on my system came to me auto magically through the update manager.

:popcorn: here, have some popcorn.

K_45
April 17th, 2011, 03:13 AM
Thanks, but I already had pie for lunch.:D

I would open up a terminal and enter


gksu jockey-gtk

If the drivers are activated, disable them. Then reboot. If they are gone, you'll be running on default drivers and you should be able to make the switch. If you have trouble after switching you can create an Xorg file with the bits you need.

GTMoraes
April 17th, 2011, 06:11 AM
If you have any issues after switching, like K_45 just said, type "aticonfig --initial" to automatically make a new, compatible xorg.conf

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