View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I change video cards without reinstalling?

November 25th, 2009, 11:50 PM
I have a system running Ubuntu 9.10 as well as U studio 9.10. My motherboard Asrock p4i65gv has a built in video adapter which is pretty crappy. I also have a separate video adapter that I'd like to install instead. How do I configure Ubuntu for this? TIA


November 25th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Install and enable the new graphics adaptor in the bios and boot into Ubuntu... The kernel should automatically detect the driver needed for the new card otherwise it will use vesa/vga standard modes... If this is the case then running Hardware Drivers will detect the propriatory driver and install it for you (nvidia/ati)...

November 26th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Well I have tried that, I get past GRUB, then lots of text scrolling on the screen, then an error message.... I certainly cannot boot into Ubuntu