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Re: [opensuse] Re: Upgrading A Video Card
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 11:41:04 -0500
  • Message-id: <4819F2A0.6020403@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Philipp Thomas wrote:
On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:28:29 -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:

% rpm -qa |egrep -i nvid

Sorry, I forgot to mention, this is openSUSE 10.3, 32-bit.

As both cards use the same driver, the exchange should go painless.


I agree with Philipp. The nvidia kernel module is already loaded from the 7300 and that is all that matters. Your existing xorg.conf will work fine. You should just be able to take the 7300 out and put the 8600 in and hit go. (and yes, this is one situation where you will have to restart linux...)

If you want to test it before jumping into xdm, just boot to runlevel 3 after the install and check with sax2.

ALSO!: cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.7300 before shutting down to do the install. (just in case..)

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