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Re: Switching graphics cards, how?

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 10:28:36 -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> My old Matrox video card is dying. I have a new e-geforce
> 6200 and an Etch system. I have picked up on some issues about drivers
> for mVidia cards, but have no idea whether they are show stoppers for
> my using this 6200. And I have no clear idea as to how to reconfigure
> xorg most simply. I think it should just work -- if I type the right
> command at the right time. Am I correct? What is the magic command?
> Where should I look for a good guide to trouble shooting, before I get
> into trouble?

The "nv" driver of Xorg supports Geforce 6XXX cards, but it only offers
2D acceleration. If that is good enough for you (and assuming that the
"e-Geforce" has the same chipset), it should be as easy as running
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" as root, selecting the "nv" driver
(should be auto-detected anyway) and starting X afterwards.

If you want 3D acceleration then you will need the proprietary nvidia
driver. A good source of information is



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