I want to use Linux more, but like I said video drivers appear to be my biggest concern. I have also tried 12.04 on Rocket Drivers my desktop PC, but again failed to configure video card, so switched back to Windows 7. Thank you with regards to the Wireless Card, the only reason I’ve been installing the driver manually is because Windows doesn’t find the driver.
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- You can read more about single and dual link DVI on this page.
- If you have problems with one DVI output then try the other.
- Both DVI outputs will work with a high resolution monitor at lower resolutions but only the dual link DVI output will be able to drive the monitor at high resolution.
- Many video cards have one single link DVI output and one dual link DVI output.
- If you need to use a dual link DVI output and your video card only has one of them then you’ll need to consult the video card documentation on which DVI output supports dual link.
I get through the setup, but as soon as it tries to install the graphics driver, the crash happens again, black screens, PC rebooting, same again. I download the previous graphics driver on my laptop, move it over to my PC, and try again with that older driver, and it made no difference. I did that, tried again, Windows booted, but I was connected to the internet (I hadn’t removed the ethernet, the same was true the first time). So before I do anything, I decide to try to use chkdsk to make sure my drives were fine. Before I can even search for the command prompt, the crash happens again, black screens, PC rebooting, same again.
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Is graphics card and video card same?
Context is everything, but in general computer terms, video cards and graphics cards are the same thing. Perhaps you are confusing GPU and video/graphics cards? GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit. Video cards have GPUs (the brain of the card), just like how your computer’s motherboard has a CPU.
Another issue with that is, if everything goes well, the first time my PC crashed and wasn’t able to recover it didn’t happen straight away; it was hours after installing drivers. For now though, I’ll just get on with it and see what happens. I really do think your best course of action is a clean reinstall without that graphics card installed. I go back into Windows and, now with the ethernet disconnected, attempt to re-install my drivers. I’ve got the latest driver from NVIDIA, downloaded onto my HDD, ready to install.
After installation, optionally run Nvidia graphic card test by following our Benchmark Your Graphics Card On Linux guide. is now running on basic video drivers that will not interfere with the installation of proprietary drivers.
How do I manually install Intel chipset drivers?
Optional: Install the updated Intel Chipset Device Software or Intel Server Chipset Driver from Windows Update: 1. Open Device Manager, and then click Start > Control Panel > Device Manager.
2. Select View > Devices by Type.
3. Expand System Devices.
4. Double-click the Intel chipset device from the list.
5. Select the Driver tab.
To elaborate, I will have installed all Windows updates, to the point that it saying there’s no more updates. I then checked the Device Manager, and there was a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it, next to what I think was something called "Network Controller". I initially thought this was the LAN driver, so I manually installed that over whatever Windows installed, but it didn’t make a difference.
So I ran the wireless driver I have, and that fixed the issue. That’s the only reason I mention installing the Wireless Card driver manually, but if this suggests something different than what I concluded, please let me know. I now think it’s very likely your GPU is the problem, but the tests you propose to do are sensible and should prove it pretty conclusively.