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in Ubuntu, upgrading from onboard vga card to PCI video card hung the system on start up

in Ubuntu, upgrading from onboard vga card to PCI video card hung the system on start up

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.

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Guest [Entry]

"First search for nvidia using 'apt-cache search nvidia' command. Then install the newest version of nvidia driver. In ubuntu 9.04 it's nvidia-glx-180. Then run the nvidia-xconfig command in super user mode(AKA sudo). then restart.

Hope this will work for you."