[SATLUG] Update on Cheryl Upgrade

redpill-roamer toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Jun 17 17:12:25 CDT 2009

if you are using ubuntu 8.04 it should see it no problem.  when she
first boots up there should be a notification in here sys tray that she
has restricted drivers available.   follow the gui and a reboot and she
should be gtg.
good buy on the card btw while ATI is now opensource the quailty of
there linux drivers has never been as good as Nvidia's.


On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 15:49 -0500, Herb Cee wrote:
> Samuel Leon wrote:
> > Herb Cee wrote:
> >> Hi gang, Cheryl got the new mobo and HD I sent her and she was 
> >> determined to install it herself. It is a ECS PT890T
> >>
> >> It took Cheryl 14hrs to finally get the old out and the new in and 
> >> unfortunately the Video card fried for the 2nd time so I want to send 
> >> her a replacement card I can get a good price ($24)on a new
> >>
> >>
> >>  NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS Video Card 256MB DVI PCI Express
> >>
> >> Anyone have any issues with this choice. Her distro is Ubuntu 8.04. 
> >> She is offline until this problem is fixed.
> >> Thanks
> >> herb
> >>
> >
> > I know ati has open sourced their drivers so some cards have full 3d 
> > acceleration available in X without special drivers.  Might be 
> > something to look into.
> >
> > Sam
> Yeah, but what I want to know is will this NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS Video 
> Card 256MB DVI PCI Express card work out of the box for Cheryl. She is 
> not a tech, she is not a programmer but she can install the card into 
> the PCI-x slot and plug it in. Does anyone run this card? Will she have 
> to do anything other than boot it up?
> herb

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