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    Re: Best video card???

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeonthewinner View Post
    Do you have the restricted drivers installed for your video card?
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    Re: Best video card???

    Quote Originally Posted by eyeonthewinner View Post
    its probobly just something with your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    would you post the command: cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Okay, you can see in here where I tried to comment out all other modes; but that doesn't work either.
    Code:
    # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Files"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver        "kbd"
        Option        "CoreKeyboard"
        Option        "XkbRules"    "xorg"
        Option        "XkbModel"    "pc105"
        Option        "XkbLayout"    "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier    "Configured Mouse"
        Driver        "mouse"
        Option        "CorePointer"
        Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option        "Protocol"        "ImPS/2"
        Option        "ZAxisMapping"        "4 5"
        Option        "Emulate3Buttons"    "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Driver        "wacom"
        Identifier    "stylus"
        Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option        "Type"        "stylus"
        Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Driver        "wacom"
        Identifier    "eraser"
        Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option        "Type"        "eraser"
        Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Driver        "wacom"
        Identifier    "cursor"
        Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/wacom"
        Option        "Type"        "cursor"
        Option        "ForceDevice"    "ISDV4"        # Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]"
        Driver        "ati"
        BusID        "PCI:3:8:0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
        Option        "DPMS"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Device        "ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO]"
        Monitor        "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
    #        Modes        "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
            Modes        "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier    "Default Layout"
        Screen        "Default Screen"
        InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    
    # Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
    #    InputDevice     "stylus"    "SendCoreEvents"
    #    InputDevice     "cursor"    "SendCoreEvents"
    #    InputDevice     "eraser"    "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection
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    Re: Best video card???

    Ok, why don't you try using the aticonfig to do it after backing up the old xorg config file like this,
    Code:
    cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
    sudo aticonfig --resolution=0, 1024x768
    Note: you need the zero there, to denote which screen it is if you have a multimonitor setup (although you don't)

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    Re: Best video card???

    An nVidia Geforce 6600 worked well for me in ubuntu 7.10. Now That I'm using 8.04, my new Geforce 8800GTS 512 works nicely, too.

    Still, if you're patient and willing to experiment with advice from others in the community, there's a good chance you can fix the problem with your existing card.

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    Re: Best video card???

    Quote Originally Posted by foresto View Post
    An nVidia Geforce 6600 worked well for me in ubuntu 7.10. Now That I'm using 8.04, my new Geforce 8800GTS 512 works nicely, too.

    Still, if you're patient and willing to experiment with advice from others in the community, there's a good chance you can fix the problem with your existing card.
    Somehow I've managed to fix the startup issue but now I haven't any desktop effects! I'm probably going to go with a new nVidia card; as soon as I find out about how to install it.

    Thank you for the input!
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