I installed a PCI video card (Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128MB PCI from EVGA) into my Ubuntu 8 system (on a Dell e510 machine) which was previously running on board video. When i booted the system, disabled the onboard vga in the system BIOS, which allowed the PCI video card to output video. However, my system hung on startup. I imagined it had to do something with the drivers, so i tried to edit the
/etc/X11/x.conf file to remove any drivers, but it looks as if everything is generic, so i'm not sure what's wrong.
I even tried to use the boot manager to remove 'splash' and 'quiet', and added 'verbose' to the kernel starting, but honestly, i'm not too familiar with Ubuntu or the new X system.
What could i do to get the system to be a default state where it'd accept & boot from a PCI video card. I'd really like to stay away from having to re-install the machine.
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "us" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Configured Monitor" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Monitor "Configured Monitor" Device "Configured Video Device" EndSection Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" EndSection