F8 - change video card?

Bill Davidsen davidsen at tmr.com
Mon Feb 18 21:05:32 UTC 2008

Frank Cox wrote:
> I was just thinking....
> In the event that I have to change from the integrated Intel video chipset on
> this motherboard and start using a separate video card to obtain DVI output,
> will Fedora 8 automatically detect and make the necessary change?
> If, for example, I put in an ATI card, will everything "just work", or will I
> have to do a bunch of setup and changes?  Since I don't really have a whole lot
> of material on this computer yet (I haven't really finished setting it up
> completely yet) perhaps it would be simplest to just to a complete reinstall?
> Or will everything just keep on clicking along without any grief?
High probability of "just work," at least if you put in a card and 
disable onboard video. The BIOS will figure it out, the boot should say 
something like "look what I found" and get it to a working state.

If you use the Intel add-on, I would bet zero problems, you still get 
analog and DVI as well.

I would save the video config file just in case, though, being ready for 
a problem usually prevents it.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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