View Full Version : [ubuntu] ati nvidia question

July 4th, 2008, 02:59 AM
I just need some clarity.

I am using an ATI something or other

For what ever reason the Nvidia-kernel-common is install and I have the nvidia-kernel in my startup scripts...

I am just wondering if I can remove the nvidia-kernel from boot-up with out causing issues?

Or if I can clear out all nvidia traces with out causing issues.

Thanks in advance


July 4th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Sorry I forgot something..

Can I also remove all of the xserver-xorg-video that are not ATI?

Thanks again


July 4th, 2008, 03:12 AM
You can remove drivers the system doesn't need/use.
Just curious but how did you determine this
I am using an ATI something or other
You may want to look at this guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Video) and check to make sure what card your computer has.
This command
lspci | grep VGA entered in a terminal should provide that.

July 4th, 2008, 03:20 AM

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)

I just did not remember which ATI it was.. (to lazy to run the command the first time.. might have helped to :)

Thanks for the quick response.


July 4th, 2008, 03:35 AM
Glad to be of help. Do you need to enable the driver for that? If so take a look at this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=515573).
I'm really not sure why you have that kernel package installed so I find it hard to confidently recommend removing it.

July 4th, 2008, 03:38 AM
Well I am going through the uninstall process and when I try to remove the nvidia-kernel-common it is trying to take my kernel


for some reason I am thinking that might be a bad idea?

the others went off with out a hitch