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Old 10-10-2010, 02:40 AM   #1
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Does Linux need video card support?


Was running Ubuntu 10.04 on a machine with an Nvidia GeForce X1300 card. The card went bad so I went back to the integrated video on the motherboard. Now Ubuntu won't boot and I can't even do a fresh install. Does Linux have to be supported by the video card? Thanks.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 02:51 AM   #2
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it has to have the driver for your graphics yes is there any bios setting in your bois to enable on board grahics or pci or agp first in some cases you need to enable pci first to use the on board graphics.
could you get to a command prompt ?
can you get to the bios? you may need to put an agp card in to be able to change the bios (have done that b4)
 
Old 10-10-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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You shouldn't need a graphics card. I've never had one: they're mostly for gamers. It may be a silly question, but I take it you have removed the dead card? The BIOS enables you to set the amount of memory assigned to on-board graphics, so you might need to check that there is some allocated.
 
Old 10-10-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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You shouldn't need a graphics card. I've never had one: they're mostly for gamers.
If you want to see anything on your monitor you need for sure a graphics card, wether it is onboard or not.

Even very old graphicscard are mostly supported by the vesa-driver, so you should be able to install and run Ubuntu.
Have you removed the faulty card?
Can you see your BIOS-post (means, is it displaying anything when you power on the system)?
If not, are you sure it is your graphicscard that is faulty?

I would suggest to do at least a CMOS-reset, search in your motherboard's manual for something like "clear CMOS".
 
Old 10-10-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:00 PM   #6
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If you want to see anything on your monitor you need for sure a graphics card, wether it is onboard or not.
A graphics card is a circuit board that plugs into the motherboard and which contains a graphics processing unit and memory. A graphics controller is a chip on the motherboard that produces graphics using the CPU and board memory. If we don't get out terms right, we're never going to know what we're talking about!
 
  


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