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    Which graphics card should i use

    Hello one of my old computers graphics cards recently died and i have 2 cards i can put in. One is a Nvidia Gefore MX 2 /400 32mb card and my other one is a asus AGP V7700/32mb TVR just wondering which one would be the best?
    This is the dumbest error I found in bios
    "Error Keyboard Failure Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup
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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    The V7700 is a GeForce2 Ultra, if Google tells me right.
    The MX card is a cheap version and Ultra is way better,

    Go for the 7700

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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    Go for the 7700
    Second that.
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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    ok thanks guys for that but now i think im gunna have to stick with this incredibly low res for some reasons and i cant reconfigure xserver because im on hardy?
    This is the dumbest error I found in bios
    "Error Keyboard Failure Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup
    Amd Athlon 64 2800+, 1gb Ram, ATI Radeon HD3650 512mb, Western digital 160gb Segate 80gb, Gigabyte GaK8NS ,Cameron

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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    SOLVED i downloaded the nvidia legacy drivers and everything is sweet just one thing is there an app to test for graphic card performance and to check if the all the graphic drivers are working?
    This is the dumbest error I found in bios
    "Error Keyboard Failure Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup
    Amd Athlon 64 2800+, 1gb Ram, ATI Radeon HD3650 512mb, Western digital 160gb Segate 80gb, Gigabyte GaK8NS ,Cameron

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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    glxinfo should spew out a bunch of info about what opengl features your card and drivers support. You can use glxgears to get an idea of performance, but I don't remember at all, what a decent frame rate in glxgears would be for cards that old, plus with different quality settings. You can always read the xorg logs if you really want to.
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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    well with glxinfo i get
    Code:
    cameron@ubuntu:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual
    
       visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
     id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x21 24 tc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x22 24 dc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x5c 32 tc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    Segmentation fault
    and with glxgears i get
    Code:
    cameron@ubuntu:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual
    
       visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
     id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x21 24 tc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x22 24 dc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    0x5c 32 tc  1  0  0 c  .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
    Segmentation fault
    i really need some noob help installing the graphics drivers if i do it threw the installer in ubuntu i cant get my 1400x900 res i like
    This is the dumbest error I found in bios
    "Error Keyboard Failure Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup
    Amd Athlon 64 2800+, 1gb Ram, ATI Radeon HD3650 512mb, Western digital 160gb Segate 80gb, Gigabyte GaK8NS ,Cameron

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    Re: Which graphics card should i use

    What does
    Code:
     cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    tell you?

    If you get a line saying Driver "nv"

    try opening /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root (sudo) and change the line that says
    Code:
     Driver "nv"
    to
    Code:
     Driver "nvidia"
    The Driver part should be under
    Code:
     Section "Device"
    Note that you must restart the X server after saving by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace

    If you dont get neither "nv" or "nvidia" at the first command, try adding:
    Code:
     Driver "nvidia"
    under Section "Device" in the xorg.conf file. If there is already a "Driver" line followed by something else than nv or nvidia, change it to nvidia.

    Running
    Code:
     sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
    can be a good idea first, that is creating a backup of the file
    Last edited by ProbablyX; July 5th, 2008 at 01:17 AM.

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