diable number nine video card

June 18, 2009 at 10:47:38
Specs: Xubuntu
So my wonderful boyfriend installed a new video card, and then my internet decided that it wasn't going to let me do multiple things at once, so then he (boyfriend) cut down on the shared memory. problem is, it's doing the same thing and there were no problems before it (video card: number nine) was installed.

My brain has come to a dead end, since i didn't watch him do this, so all I really want to do is just disable the number nine card.

I have no idea how to do this.

Xubuntu. please please PLEASE help me.

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June 18, 2009 at 11:20:46
Video "cards" generally don't use shared memory...onboard video uses shared memory. The onboard has to be disabled in the BIOS, the shared memory set to "none", & the Initial Display First needs to be changed from onboard to the card.

That being said, Number Nine cards are extrememly old...they went out of business in 2000. Why did he install such an antique? If your system is relatively new, remove the card & go back to the onboard video.


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June 18, 2009 at 12:11:58
Well it's an ancient computer, used to run windows 95 i think, so Xubuntu was the perfect fit... bought the Number Nine at the used computer parts store--i'm not hostile about it or anything, i just want to get back to the onboard--it seemed fine, so what i couldn't watch YouTube in their intended speed... whatever.

so what do i do?

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June 18, 2009 at 13:07:33
"used to run windows 95 i think, so Xubuntu was the perfect fit"

Without knowing the specs of your machine, it's difficult to comment, but my guess is Xubuntu wasn't the best distro choice.

"so what do i do?"

The card has to be removed & the onboard video re-enabled.

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June 18, 2009 at 13:15:44
jam is correct, assuming there is onboard video. Look on the back of the tower and see if there is another place where you can connect the monitor. It should be up higher, alongside the other things, like keyboard, mouse, etc.

If you have that connection then shut off the computer and unplug it. Move the monitor cable to the on board video. Now you need to open the case, remove the one screw holding in the number nine card and pull it straight out. Now try booting and see what happens.

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