Ubuntu Multimedia :: Upgrading Graphics To GeForce 8400 - Simple Upgrade Or Not?

May 24, 2010

Sick and tired of sluggish performance using the onboard X1200 graphics so I just ordered a cheap GeForce 8400 with 256MB DDR2 memory. If I simply disable the on board graphics then plug the GeForce card in, will I have to re-install Ubuntu or will the system be clever enough to detect and configure the card for me?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: GeForce 8400 GS + 10.10 - Screen Image Extrapolating The Display Boundaries

Nov 23, 2010

I have just installed a GeForce 8400 GS card in my Ubuntu 10.10 with the Nvidia proprietary driver( version number: 260.19.21).

The Display is connected to the desktop through an HDMI cable and the resolution is 1920 x 1080 .

After some trouble(Black Screens), almost everything is ok.

The only problem is the screen that is extrapolating the Display Boundaries.

I have tried to set it through the nvidia configuration program without success.

Is there any parameter in Xorg.conf that could resolve this issue?

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Mar 17, 2011

I am trying to build a linux box from an old Dell Optiplex GX240 that I got for free. I have gone out and bought a Sparkle Nvidia GsForce 8400 GS PCI video card for it but am having trouble getting it installed properly. It seems that the card is not recognized by the computer. The command lspci shows no signs of the new video card. I have installed the lastest Nvidia driver (huge PITA) but as expected this did not change the fact that the computer cannot see the new card. The card is rated for 350W and I have a 500W power supply so I should be good there. I have also changed the BIOS settings to auto detect the video card instead of just the stock one. Is my card simply incompatible with my motherboard or are there ways to get this card to work?

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Dec 27, 2009

I just added a new NVidia graphics card (PCI) that's 512 RAM, DDR2, the GeForce 8400 GS. OpenSUSE boots fine and shows the desktop but it tells me I cannot enable desktop effects, which should be no problem with this computer and card.

Computer Processor/RAM:
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+
Speed: 1,808.49 MHz
RAM: 1.4GB
Swap: 2GB
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Jul 25, 2010

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Jan 25, 2010

I already posted this message on another thread but I'd like to start a new thread with it now, and add a few more details. My son and I are having trouble getting the graphics card to work properly in his computer. The resolution is good, but the graphics card is not fully functioning. He works on animation and graphics of several kinds, and the graphics programs cannot run without a fully functioning graphics card.

The computer will not run Blender and other graphics programs. Nor will it even allow for the "normal" "Visual Effects" in the "Appearance Preferences." (It comes up with the error: "Desktop effects could not be enabled," after it tries to find the driver.) The system is:

Graphics Card: nVidia G92, GeForce 8800 GT
System: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, 2.6.31-17-generic, 4.4.1 (x86_64-linux-gnu)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ (3 Gigs RAM)

We know the graphics card works because it works in Windows. (We set up the computer to boot off of either of two hard drives -- either in Windows XP or Ubuntu 9.10, karmic.) Neither my son nor I understand much of the terminology on your forums, although I have been using Ubuntu for some years and have read quite a bit. (I also have the "Beginning Ubuntu Linux" book.) I love Ubuntu, but sometimes I just cannot figure out how to get some things running. We have tried many different ways of installing the drivers and setting up the xorg.conf file. We have followed the instructions on this and other threads. We also installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-64-190.53-pkg2.run, as well as 173 and 185. The screen will only work at a proper resolution when we set the "Driver" to "nv" in the xorg.conf file. The screen goes completely blank and dead if we set the "Driver" to "nvidia." Then we need to reboot in safe mode and edit the xorg.conf file with VIM.

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Oct 25, 2010

I have an older Dell Inspiron 4550 w/ 2G memory and 38G HD. I believe I have GE440 graphics card. I am running 10.04, but the graphics are slower than I would like and when I tried to upgrade to 10.10, my card was not supported and I had to re-install 10.04.
- Can anyone recommend a good graphics card to choose for an upgrade for this machine?
- Is changing graphics cards pretty much the same as installing a memory chip, What is the best way to do the upgrade?

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Jun 16, 2010

I just did (another) fresh install of FC13. On the last install I attempted to install the nvidia proprietary drivers (tried every guide I could find). When I installed the proprietary drivers, I could no longer boot. It would hang at the end tri-color progress bar. I could ALT+F2 to get to tty2, and deleting the xorg.conf file and init 5 would get me back to the Gnome login. I continued trying other methods, getting such results as a black screen with no way to access tty. I tried using the rescue function from the DVD, but this time I couldn't fix the problem by deleting xorg.conf and executing init 5.

After failing in everything I tried for the proprietary driver, I decided I'd give the new nouveau a shot. Every time I fresh install FC13, the graphics performance is TERRIBLE. Moving a window around or scrolling in Firefox is painfully choppy and borders on unusable. I tried 'yum install mesa-dri-drivers-experimental' but after rebooting the performance was still beyond crappy.

I can get proprietary drivers working in Debian Lenny without breaking a sweat, but I prefer Fedora as a whole by far.

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Jun 21, 2010

I attempted to install restricted drivers using jockey-gtk, was told to reboot and drivers would take effect. Rebooted and got no graphics, after some finagling I was able to delete xorg.conf and I now have horrific looking graphics. Defaulted to current version or 195 (which is also the only option I see in the jockey tool, however in synaptic/apt I see I can install other versions.

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Sep 15, 2010

I've been trying a bunch of different solutions to getthis fixed. Let me give you the details: I'm currently on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I have a Geforce FX 5200 graphics card and I have the nvidia proprietary drivers installed (version 96, I tried 173 as well but there's doesn't seem to be a difference).

My monitors native resolution is 1680x1050 but since my graphics card cannot handle that resolution I use 1280x1024. I've had this resolution working before on Ubuntu as well as Windows with the same graphics card. My problem is that in nvidia-control, the list of resolutions does not include 1280x1024, and the closest to that is 1280x900 which is not supported by my monitor. So the only tolerable resolution I can get is 1024x768.. if you've used this resolution then you know that it is not tolerable for long. So I tried to force the resolution by using xorg.conf.. Here it is:

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For some reason this isn't forcing 1280x1024.. I'm still in 1024x768 and it still doesn't list it in nvidia-control.. What's weird is that on the previous release (Jaunty or Hardy) this xorg.conf worked fined and got me my 1280x1024.

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Dec 12, 2010

I am planning on upgrading the video card in my computer, an NVidia GeForce 9500 GT video card, to something that can handle at least 1600x1200 24-bit resolution without noticeable choppiness other "slow-downs" in graphic display. The card in question does have one gigabyte of RAM, but the type of memory it utilizes is DDR2 instead of something, i.e. DDR3 and above, with greater speed. Admittedly, the system in question is used for gaming as well as work. I want to stick with the NVidia brand because it has worked well for me, but I am not sure what would be the correct line of cards to use.

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It's an AMD 64 dual core with a GeForce 210 pci-x graphics card. The issue happens either with out without compositing.

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Now, these files no longer preview in Nautilus, nor do they open and convert in GIMP. Package libwmf0.2-7 is installed.

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Apr 28, 2010

After installing "nvidia-driver" and "nvidia-kernel" through "sbopkg" I ran "glxinfo | grep -i nvidia" as user (not root) Shows: "Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0". GLUT: Fatal Error in glxinfo: OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display: :0.0" I'm really sure that there is a problem with this or error instead. Or is there any other way of installing nvidia..? "uname -a" "Linux purple 2.6.29.6 #2 SMP Mon Aug 17 11:58:18 CDT 2009 x86_64 Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux"

Quote:

Linux is not user-friendly. It _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.

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Jan 28, 2010

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Oct 17, 2015

I upgraded from wheezy to jessie, but now I just boot to a console. I've gone through and made sure all packages are up to their latest versions, and I've made sure gnome, xorg, and xserver-xorg are reinstalled (during the upgrade they got uninstalled..).

Here's what happens when I run startx manually:

Code: Select allcharlie@asimov:~$ startx
X.Org X Server 1.16.4
Release Date: 2014-12-20
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian

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Note also that this whole time, gdm3 has been running:

Code: Select allcharlie@asimov:~$ ps ax | grep gdm3
 1058 ?        Sl     0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm3
 3993 tty2     S+     0:00 grep gdm3
charlie@asimov:~$ sudo service gdm3 status

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I'm not sure why it prints that it's starting gdm3, but it does that every time I run `sudo service gdm3 status'.

Here's a copy of my /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

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Mar 15, 2010

So I've searched across these forums and haven't quite found the same problem I'm having. For the record, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 So I built my new box, and my video card is a Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce 9600GT (GIGABYTE GV-N96TZL-1GI). I go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers to install the drivers so I can use those fancy 3D effects. It tells me I need to restart, so I do.

When it comes up though, I get an error message about running in low graphics mode, the top 5th of my screen is blacked out, and the screen has been shifted so that the left boundary is in the middle, and the right boundary goes off the screen and back to the left side. It goes back to working fine (but without the fancy 3D effects) when I remove the drivers. Both drivers in the hardware drivers (185 and 173) have this problem. I'd post log files and such, but I'm at work right now.

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I've just upgraded my Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04, however I'm getting troubles with it. In 10.10 I had no problem at all, I could use all desktop effects with compiz(cube, effects on windows, etc). However since I'm using 11.04 I'm no able to use no even the most basic desktop efects, the only way to work is using the mode Ubuntu Classic with no effects, and even so there's some weird pixeling at the right lower and upper part of the screen.

If I log in in modes Ubuntu or Ubuntu Classic with effects, the screen starts blinking and it doesn't allow me to see the menu or windows. Some times the windows get stuck at the upper panel without the minimize, maximize and close buttons. Since I was able to use all desktop effects in the former version, shouldn't I be able to do it in this one?

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Nov 19, 2010

I upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and have lots of graphics problems. I have ATI Radeon 3200 HD graphics built into the motherboard. How does one use the "nomodeset"?

Originally had no display, then booted to recovery mode and used low graphics, installed the "ati-driver-installer-11-x86.x86_64.run" using the sh command line from a terminal window. But now when I try to launch the catalyst control center I get an error message,

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Even in the cause I can fix it, odds are I'll prefer to make the aforementioned CPU a donor for my other machines, instead of resurrecting an old Pentium 4 (no HT) system.

Being this the case I checked the parts for possible transplants:

512MB DDR PC2700 memory module (useful right off the shelf for my main desktop system).
120GB Maxtor IDE hard drive (also useful, assuming it is in working order).
128MB AGP8X NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440 graphics card.

On this last part (the graphics card) I have my doubts as of where to use it. My main desktop system already has an NVIDIA card: FX5200, 128MB, which is newer. The thing is that I've been doing some homework comparing both the MX440 and the FX5200 and get mixed opinions: for one thing the FX5200 is the latest of the two with some advantages like support for a later DirectX (which for Linux is pointless) and other things, but the FX5200 is also reported to be technically inferior to the MX440.

In your opinion/experience which card is a better performer? Should I expect a performance gain if I were to replace the FX5200 with the MX440?

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Jun 12, 2010

This is my first post and I am relatively new to Ubuntu, please be gentle

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.
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D945GCLF2
2GB Ram 667Mhz
120GB WD Drive
External USB DVD-Rom

I can install and run the OS perfectly with this setup. Once I add an Nvidia 8400GS Video Card via PCI, the system will no longer boot into the OS. I also get errors when trying to boot into the Live CD as well. I will copy the error message details over at a future date because currently this is my only working system. They did have something to do with low level memory corruption or some such with a warning about potential BIOS corruption. Once the 8400GS is removed, the system will boot normally if a bit slower than normal (on first boot after removal).

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