View Full Version : [ubuntu] New Video card upgrade

March 12th, 2012, 01:46 AM

I don't have a problem yet, but if possible, I want to avert it in the future. =)

I have an ATI video card atm, and it works on my system, but I want to upgrade to a new Nvidia card.

Is it just as simple as turning everything off, plopping in the new video card, and installing the new Nvidia driver??

I am curious if I can expect conflicts with the old driver? Do I need to remove the old driver?

Thanks in advance,

March 12th, 2012, 01:59 AM
From my experience you will need to remove the ati drivers first. then reboot with the new card in. then install the new drivers.

March 12th, 2012, 02:25 AM
Right after you installed the card. Boot into recovery mode and go to text mode. Remove (or just rename) it:

sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.old
Then restart your computer. While you are in the desktop, go to 'Additional Drivers' and install the Nvidia driver.


March 12th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Cool thanks for the help =)