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Old 10-09-2004, 08:53 AM   #1
Smurf4XptZ
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how do i change my graphical card?


Hi all,

i've just bought a new graphical card,switching from a NVIDIA geforce 2 GTS pro to an ATI power color RADEON 9800 platinium edition.

On windows,that change is very easily done,but on linux(debian) gnome wont launch,so for me (a beginner) i can't go to the internet to search for the new driver...that's why i'm still using my nvidia card.

so my question how do i change ma graphical card?

Do i need to download the drivers and install it before OR after the card change?do i need to uninstall the old nvidia driver?is it much more complicated than that?

i'll be pleased if anybody could help me

thanks
 
Old 10-09-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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you don't need to remove any modules, just edit /etc/X11/XF86Config (or xorg.conf) and change "nvidia" to "radeon" in the device section. then do the physical swap. that should be it.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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hi,it's me again

i've try what you've tell me to do but it ain't work,it's the same as before,when i start my computer it says " cannot start the X server" and also that the X server is not set up correctly

and when i look for the X server output, i can read that there is a fatal server error "no screens found"

so,what must i do?how can i reconfigure my X server?

also in /var/log/XFree86.0.log the words " nvidia corporation" shows up very often,

any idea?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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the "no screens found" message is just the very end result of something earlier faliing. looking back earlier for other lines starting (EE) and post them...
 
Old 10-09-2004, 03:48 PM   #5
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try runing /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config and then proced with the configuration tool
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
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or xorgconfig if your using xorg
 
  


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