Graphics card install

Asked by John on 2009-11-14

I have an onboard graphics card but i installed a GeForce 9800GT 1gb card. Ubuntu is recognizing my onboard card but I don't know how to uninstall the onboard card and install the drivers for the new one.

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2009-11-14
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2009-11-14

sudo apt-get install nvidia-185-modaliases nvidia-glx-185

Reboot

sorry, reread then realised my error.

You should also reboot and access your BIOS, You will then need to disable the onboard video card,

The method above will give you the driver for the Nvidia card.

John (barrett-john) said : #3

I am very new to linux so if possible could you give me more details? thanks for your help

You need to reboot the system and read the screen, this is nothing to do with linux, its a BIOS which tells the system how to configure hardware which Windows / Linux / Whatever will detect. You need to press the key to enter setup, then use the keyboard to navigate the BIOS to disable the onboard graphics card. Once booted you can then install the video driver using the command I gave above in a terminal

John (barrett-john) said : #5

Thank You! Done got it fixed

Sweet, good move bro