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I have an old Nvidia card that I am upgrading on my Dell Dimension 8100. It works but I am trying to get dual monitor capability. I am dual booting ...
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- 04-16-2014 #1
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- Mar 2014
Installing New Graphics Card On Dual Boot Dell
I wanted to check with you guys if this card will work and if so is there anything special I have to do when installing it. I am unsure about having to uninstall the old drivers first. ( I have the original drivers and have the Nvidia package from X-Org installed on Mint) If I do have to uninstall will my machine boot up and be able to see a GUI on screen? I don't want Xp to take over and find drivers online since it is no longer supported.
I am hoping all I have to do is install the PSU, and then plug in the card, then boot up into Mint. I will then use the cd to install drivers, then update them online through Mint. Is this how it should be done?
- 04-24-2014 #2
Download the proprietry driver and place on a USB stick prior to install.
Say, Yes, you have another disk or media to install from, if asked during install (your USB device or your CD)
Set the kernel parameter "nomodeset" before first reboot (you may be asked this during install).
On LiveCD you may have option (F6) to add "nomodeset" prior to install, as with ubuntu.
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