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Distribution: Gentoo, Ubuntu - t3h 1337 & the easy, respectively
When it autodetects, don't correct it. Let it think whatever it wants.
Redhat detected my MX as a regular GeForce4 and then wouldn't work properly after I changed it to the MX. I changed it back and it worked fine.
If you can, edit the config file to say that the monitor is the type it was detected as... I think it's in /etc/X11/XFree86.
# emacs /etc/X11/XFree86
# vi /etc/X11/XFree86
I recommend changing /etc/inittab so thatyou boot into level 3 instead of 5, that way when you have GUI problems you can still get to the console easily. From the console a simple "startx" gets you into the GUI
# emacs /etc/inittab
# vi /etc/inittab
It autorecognizes the Video card as nVidia GeForce 4. Actually the card is nVidia Quadro 4. If I want to change the card then I need to specify the memory also. How do I find out the memory on the card?
(2) It correctly recognizes the monitor.
If I take defaults (video card ) then after installtion the and rebootong the monitor goes into "DVI Power save" mode. I cannot see anything on it.
Should I go buy another video card? If so which one?