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man00

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I had 6670 HD and it done everything I wanted to run, fan died and I replaced it with older GT 460
I want to run linux on one of my drives but had no luck at all with the Nvida installed.
I ran the AMD 6670 just long enough to see if Linux would install and all went fine.
I want something AMD based but I play no games so don't want to spend much of video
Thanks
 

EarthDog

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I mean, if you're just putting an image on the screen, any halfway modern AMD card will do. I don't Linux, so I'm not sure why you're having trouble with Nvidia... maybe it's too old? I don't know. But yeah, any basic AMD card should do to put an image on the screen.
 

Niku-Sama

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Jan 13, 2005
get the adapter to go from a fan header on the card to a standard case fan plug and zip tie case fans to the heatsink.
some times (most) this is better than factory fans any way
 

don256us

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Whenever I tried to switch to Linux, getting the 3D drivers installed wouldn't work for me or rather, I couldn't get it to work. On every install, I could get to the internet, view media, print, use open office and all that. Trying to get Nvidia drivers installed just wouldn't work for me. Linux requires some Voodoo I think.
 

dfonda

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Fairly recently (Like in the last 10 months), I have had Ubuntu installed with an Asus GTX 460 a EVGA 560 Ti and multiple RTX 3080's and a 3070 Ti...No issues.

The 460 you used should work...Anyway you could post in the wanted section for a GPU and I am sure someone would send you one for minimal cost.

My Mobo is newer but that shouldn't make a difference. When you installed Ubuntu did you choose 3rd party software and drivers? The OS I used was 22.04 or 20.04.
 
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man00

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Yes I did 3rd party software and drivers, only I got it to boot to desktop was like the safe mode and display was in 640x480 resolution could not change
 

MisterEd

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It is strange you are having problems with Nvidia. When I started with Linux 25 years ago most people favored Nvidia GPUs because they were better supported.

When you said tried Linux that is kind of vague. What distribution of Linux are you using and what release is it?

I just looked at the Linux Nvidia GPU driver archive. They have a driver for my 20-year old Nvidia Geforce 4 ti4600 GPU.
 
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man00

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It is strange you are having problems with Nvidia. When I started with Linux 25 years ago most people favored Nvidia GPUs because they were better supported.

When you said tried Linux that is kind of vague. What distribution of Linux are you using and what release is it?

I just looked at the Linux Nvidia GPU driver archive. They have a driver for my 20-year old Nvidia Geforce 4 ti4600 GPU.
Archbang
Fedora
Ubuntu
Mint
I think it was Ubuntu if I booted don't recall what it was called, (like safe mode) I can make it to desktop but can not install any video driver at that point
 

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MisterEd

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I installed Fedora 36 Workstation and installed the Nvidia driver. Note the steps I took are probably not the simplest or best way but in the end everything seemed to work OK.

Linux was installed on a dual-boot computer.
Drive 1: Windows 10 Home
Drive 2: Fedora 36 Workstation

The computer has an Nvidia GTX 560 GPU.

Going to the Nvidia website and searching for a Linux driver for the Nvidia GTX560.

Driver1.jpg Driver2.jpg Driver3.jpg

Download:
File Name: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.151.run
File Size: 82.0 MB (86,025,677 bytes)

Linux does not install proprietary Nvidia drivers. Instead, it installs a generic driver called nouveau. The proprietary Nvidia driver must be installed by the user.

It takes a number of steps to install this driver on the Fedora 36 computer. Briefly here are the steps:
  1. Stop the X server
  2. Disable the nouveau driver
  3. Install the new Nvidia driver
  4. Restart the X server.
If you want more details, I will post them in a separate post.

To verify the Nvidia driver installed run the command:
# nvidia-smi

Driver4.jpg