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I have a Dimension 2400 and it has an a video card on the motherboard. I got for free a Nvidia card. Which Linux would find the new driver and ...
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    One on montherbourd video card (terrible) and an upgrade! HELP!


    I have a Dimension 2400 and it has an a video card on the motherboard. I got for free a Nvidia card. Which Linux would find the new driver and forget the other? I know Mageia found it but I am not happy with any Red Hat off shoots. I there another that I can use. I do know I need to use 2 monitors during install. Please help? Someone really upgraded the processor and everything.

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    You will probably need to disable the on-board video chip set in the bios. Then, you will want to install the nVidia proprietary driver for your nVidia board, but you will also need to blacklist the nouveau (open source nvidia driver) that will be loaded by default by most Linux systems. As for using dual monitors during installation, I'm not sure you can. If you boot from a Live DVD and switch into twinview mode, it may work, but these will have to be both monitors attached to the nvidia care. The built-in video output port is associated with the on-board video, and that requires a separate driver.
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