View Full Version : [kubuntu] Changing VGA Nvidia->ATI : no gdm working

February 13th, 2010, 10:26 AM
Hi folks;

Recently I have changed my VGA card from NV8800GT to ATI5770.

My ubuntu was working quite fine with NV drivers.

But now, I even couldn't start gdm (no GUI).

I see errors in SYSLOG :
kernel : [....] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
kdm[...] : X server died during startup

$lspci : grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc Device 68b8

What should I do to install driver for my new ATI card?
Please keep in mind that I have only CLI but no GUI.

February 13th, 2010, 12:28 PM

From the console , type sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf , change the line where it says nvidia to vesa.

Then type startx and it should start the gdm.

Then go to system>admin>hardware drivers and install the ATI driver, restart system.

If this doesnt work, come back here.