PCI Graphics card

Asked by Alfredo Munoz on 2012-05-10

I have a 2004 Computer. has a intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz /Memory 993.4 MiB
60GB Harddrive. and im having problems with my Geforce MX4000 D128M PCI graphics card on ubuntu 12.04.
I know that the graphic card works. i installed it on windows XP with no problems But when i place it on ubuntu it does not detect it. when i use the graphics card evry thing runs slow and laggy. i tried to update hardware drivers but nothing is detected. when i unplug my VGA Cord and plug it in to my Built in motherboard VGA out put. evry thing seems to run fast. (Motherboard has Built in 8mb memory for video).
I need to know how i can get my PCI Graphics Card to work.

I have done research and research but could not fine a solusion. insted i found a page were it writes about ubuntu having built in drivers made for pci cards blablabla. somthing around those bull words. well i fine it strage that if it has a build in drivers for the graphics card, why is my 8mb motherboard doing much better then a graphics card that has way more above 8mb of memory.

Ubuntu is driving me Crazy sometimes.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

can you give the output of:

sudo lshw -C display; lsb,_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l|grep nvidia


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Alfredo Munoz (bloodkiller-x) said :

what did you want me to do type that in?

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Alfredo Munoz (bloodkiller-x) said :

       description: Display controller
       product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:df000000-df07ffff
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 9
       bus info: pci@0000:01:09.0
       version: c1
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=64 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
       resources: irq:21 memory:dd000000-ddffffff memory:e0000000-e7ffffff memory:dffe0000-dfffffff
No command 'lsb,_release' found, did you mean:
 Command 'lsb_release' from package 'lsb-release' (main)
lsb,_release: command not found
Linux Mac 3.2.0-24-generic-pae #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 10:47:59 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii nvidia-common 1:0.2.44 Find obsolete NVIDIA drivers

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Alfredo Munoz (bloodkiller-x) said :

The pci Graphics card is pluged in. But it is not active as i have the bios to onboard VGA output insted of the PCI Graphics Card VGA Out put. I have it like that at the moment because the Graphics Card lags up the computer.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you disable the onboard altogether. This will help a lot

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Alfredo Munoz (bloodkiller-x) said :

of corse you can't run both at same time. on the bios it said what do you want to run and you get to pick onboard or pci. when i click on pci i have to swap the vga cord to the pci vga out put. now ill be runing video from my graphics card but then it runs slow.

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Alfredo Munoz (bloodkiller-x) said :

Alright i finally got the PCI Card to work. I said Forget Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and said Hello to Linux Mint 12 were you are able to use Privies software from the past to work with the resent. Thumbs down to Ubuntu.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Remember that Mint isn't supported in the Ubuntu channels. Mint has it's own support structure

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Alfredo Munoz (bloodkiller-x) said :

I'm aware of Linux Mint not being Ubuntu, Just the name is a give away. I was a big fan of Ubuntu 11.04 and under.11.10+ is a definition of a Crap Operating system. I'm about fast computer like 12.04 has but it lacks fast speed on tasks as it is unorganized on switching tasks. and workspace should be separate from other workspace not all combine into one bar. Linux Mint Bring what Ubuntu was known for. and thats what I'm about. Thumbs down to Ubuntu.