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Old 02-11-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Upgrading my graphics card from 6600gt to 9800gtx+


I just got done building my new system, but the gfx card I have in now is a geforce 6600gt 256m and I want to put in my geforce 9800 GTX+. I'm fairly new to Linux, and while I know how to install it on a win platform, I'm not sure how things will go with Ubuntu. From searching around a bit I see that a some alterations to my config file might need to be made? Possibly nvidia has linux drivers? Anyone with experience in this department know what I should do? Thanks for your time!!

Here are my specs:

MSI K9A2 platinum mainboard
4 gig DDR2 PC5300 RAM
AMD Phenom X4 processor
400 watt power supply
1 terabyte WD HDD
 
Old 02-11-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia

see this post, it will guide you how to install nvidia driver in ubuntu (and other linux)

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Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers and check the box to enable the restricted drivers for your NVIDIA card if the option is provided.

If the restricted driver remains unactivated after attempting to activate it in the Hardware Drivers dialog, you may not have the appropriate linux headers installed to compile the driver. Ensure that the linux-headers-XXX and linux-restricted-modules-XXX packages are installed, where XXX matches the version of the kernel you are using (linux-image-XXX).

If the activation hangs on download/install dialog, you can install the driver using System->Administrations->Synaptic Package Manager, make sure you pick the latest driver version recommended by the "Hardware Drivers" tool and all its dependencies. Go to Hardware Drivers tool and activate the driver you just installed.

The Hardware Drivers tool may not work properly on machines that have previously used third party tools like 'Envy' or manual installation to install previous drivers. You should remove those drivers before attempting to install using the built in tool.

If your card does not appear in this list of cards known by Ubuntu 8.04 NVIDIA binary drivers (e.g. the 9600 GT) then there is no Ubuntu 8.04 provided binary driver.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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usually 6600 and 9800 uses same drivers, so you may not need to install anything at all.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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