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Re: Switching graphics cards, how?

On Wed January 3 2007 10:35, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> 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
> http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/

The nvidia drivers are available in etch/sid now. Just select the driver for 
your kernel along with nvidia-glx (and nvidia-glx-ia32 for 32bit app support 
on a 64bit system) along with nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig if 
desired.. :)

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