I run an old Dell Optiplex machine with a small intell graphics card in built and so, years ago, I bought an NVidia GX240 PCI card to run…and it has worked well till now
Now, with Fedora 31 NVidia are no longer updating the drivers and so, currently, I have to run a legacy Kernal just to get into Fedora 31…( the Nouveau driver hangs periodically on my machine)
So…please…What is a recommendation for a Good Graphics card replacement… I do not need a Mega gaming card…Just something to be able to run TV and films and internet graphics based stuff on a Large moniter
Is NVidia still the card of choice ?
As ever , thanks to you both for all this info and help…and YEs… I do have a PCI express slot…it is where my NVidia GT240 sits now…So… Guess I’m off shopping for an AMD card very soon
So,following your advice I have just ordered a ASUS AMD R5 230 2 GB 64-Bit DDR3 Dual-Link DVI-D HDMI Passive Low Profile PCI-E Graphics Card - so no cooling wire to a fan required…
BUT I do have one last question
When it comes to install…Given I use the Legacy Kernel for the NVidia card, I assume, once I have physically installed the card, I boot up through a Newer Kernel option on boot up and install the RPM driver through that ? I assume Nouveau will allow the card to fuction to some degree
And do I need to uninstall the NVidia drivers first ? Or will the RPM install of the AMD RS230 driver just clean that all up ?
I assume I am doing all that uninstalling under the Legacy boot up and then, when installing the New Card
( which arrives on Monday) I would boot up through the newer Kernel ?
I understand th eidea of booting up through the INTEL card to get a baseline…But to disable it… I had to remove a Jumper from the motherboard…and I have NO Idea where it is…So I may have to bypass that bit…
If it was my case (and i am talking only if it was me) I should do a backup of my files ($home) to a external disk and do a fresh install, after the new GC was in the PCIe slot.
Because It looks like than you did install a lot of usual things: kernels from another repo, old nvidia driver not supported in fedora31, and maybe you can do it works but the waste of time and hitting down the performance can be a problem than an normal user (like me) should avoid.
To many extents, you are right YES…But this IS a fresh install ( about 3 weeks ago ) and, if I am honest, the 3rd in as many weeks for this Version 31
I think I will try it the way suggested above but if I experience nay problems., it will be right into a new install…again lol…
It really shouldn’t matter that much. Linux handles multiple video cards just fine. You don’t have to remove the NVidia drivers just to test the new card, but I definitely wouldn’t leave them installed in the long term.
My understanding is that since AMD open sourced their drivers it’s “batteries included” for AMD/ATI video cards. I’ve been running Nvidia for a long time without too many major issues for MythTV (VDPAU playback) but I may get an AMD when it’s time to buy a new card.