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Re: [SLE] Recommended Steps to swap out video cards
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 16:41:52 -0400
  • Message-id: <1144701714.7313.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 15:25 -0500, Sunny wrote:
> On 4/10/06, Elijah Savage <esavage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I want to get rid of this ATI card and go to Geforce 6600. Is there
> > anything that I need to know or should do before venturing down this road.
> > I did not get much info from sir google :).
> >
> > Thank you
> >
> >
>
> 1. Swap the card.
> 2. On the boot screen, press F3 (Options) and type "3" for boot
> parameters. This is going to boot you in runlevel 3
> 3. login as root
> 4. uninstall the ati driver, if you had installed any
> 5. follow the instructions here to install the nvidia driver:
> <http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-installer-HOWTO.html>

Why not go to the trouble of backing up a copy of the xorg config file
first? It could make life easier in case one needs to swap the old card
back in.


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