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System upgrade (closed)
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:10:19 pm »
I run mint 13 64bit and I am intending to install a new motherboard, CPU, mem and video.

Do I need to do anything so that the system will boot as normal after the installation.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 12:39:12 am »
If you're using any proprietary graphics drivers I'd suggest you remove them first .. and rename
/etc/X11/xorg.conf
if it exists.

What's the output from:
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sudo lshw -C display
and
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ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.conf
?

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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 04:43:20 pm »
As requested.


userone@office2 ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for userone:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: NV44A [GeForce 6200]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=248 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
       resources: irq:16 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:c0000000-dfffffff memory:fc000000-fcffffff memory:feae0000-feafffff
userone@office2 ~ $


userone@office2 ~ $ ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
userone@office2 ~ $

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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 07:16:24 pm »
What's the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 10:47:47 pm »

userone@office2 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia
ii  nvidia-304                                                  304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3                                 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
ii  nvidia-current                                              304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3                                 Transitional package for nvidia-current
ii  nvidia-settings                                             304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3                                 Transitional package for nvidia-settings
ii  nvidia-settings-304                                         304.88-0ubuntu0.0.3                                 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
userone@office2 ~ $

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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 11:00:45 pm »
If you're sure there's no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
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sudo apt-get remove nvidia*
should get you back to the nouveau driver before moving the drive across.

Then you can install the driver for the new graphics card.

If the3 new card is covered by the nvidia 304 driver (and you have no xorg.conf) you can probably leave it installed.
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 04:26:28 pm »
Thanks for the heads up.  It will be some weeks before I have all the components.. Will let you know what happens.

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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 04:50:58 pm »
Okey Dokey :)
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2013, 05:09:04 pm »
Have now installed the new Graphic card and system will not boot to the log in Mint 13 64bit.

It will boot on a previous version of Linux however the mouse pointer is strange.

bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Interrupted system call
bash-4.2$ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for userone:
  *-display UNCLAIMED     
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RV635 PRO [Radeon HD 3650 AGP]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list
       configuration: latency=32 mingnt=8
       resources: memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:feae0000-feaeffff memory:feac0000-feadffff
bash-4.2$
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 02:32:47 am »
do you know how to add nomodeset to the kernel boot line ?
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 09:28:38 am »
No editing the boot line sounds complicated. 

I have managed to uninstall the ATI driver and the system booted OK.

I have been told that there is a much newer  driver at the AMD driver site do you think it is worth trying it or should I leave well alone.

userone@office2 ~ $ sudo lshw -C display
[sudo] password for userone:
  *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: RV635 PRO [Radeon HD 3650 AGP]
       vendor: Hynix Semiconductor (Hyundai Electronics)
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: 00
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=radeon latency=32 mingnt=8
       resources: irq:16 memory:e0000000-efffffff ioport:e000(size=256) memory:feae0000-feaeffff memory:feac0000-feadffff
userone@office2 ~ $
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2013, 12:41:29 pm »
That depends on whether you're happy with your graphics performance ?

The problem might be that it's an AGP card rather than a PCIe card .. I vaguely remember other people having problems with AGP and recent drivers (as in it needed a specific driver) .. let me know if you want me to look into it further.
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Re: System upgrade
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 11:42:50 am »
I think I will leave well alone at the moment.

I was not having problems with my old NVIDIA AGP card in Mint but it just did not have enough punch for my Win7 upgrade from XP.

NVIDIA stopped making AGP cards after mine so to upgrade the graphics card I have had to move to ATI but their support sucks.

I expect I will have to consider a computer rebuild in another 6 months.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: System upgrade (closed)
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 12:07:24 pm »
I'm about 80% sure that adding nomodeset to the kernel boot line would do the trick, it's just a case of how awkward you consider recovering if it doesn't work.

If you decide you'd like to give it a shot .. give us a shout :)
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Re: System upgrade (closed)
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2013, 12:43:29 pm »
I found the following info on the AMD Linux driver site.

The drivers above support English only.
The display driver requires POSIX shared memory to be enabled on the system.
Kernal Sources package is no longer required if Kernel Header package is installed.
32-Bit packages must be installed for 64-Bit Linux drivers to install or work.

 


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