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  Date: Nov 29    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 362

I am running a computer with swappable drives. When I want to run Linux, I
just install the Linux drive. No dual booting.
For the last few years I have been running Ubuntu Linux as I seem to get
along with it better than other distros. I am presently running ver 9.x and if I
could get Quicken to run in it I would probably switch over to Linux as my
primary operating system.
A couple of months ago I upgraded my mother board and cpu. The cpu is a
dual core Athlon II and the mother board has an onboard Nvidia GeForce 6150SE
video adaptor. I was surprised when the Linux drive booted but it installed some
sort of restricted video driver. Now the highest screen resolution I can display
is 480 x 240. Apparently this is a common problem as there are many cures on the
Unfortunately I have been unable to get any of them to work for me. I don't
know if I am inputting semantic errors or I just don't understand all the
acronyms these people use.
Does anyone know where I can find a plain American English description of
how to solve my problem? Or, should I buy a ATI 9200SE video card like I had on
my other mother board and not use the onboard video? My 0ld card was an AGP type
and the new board does not have a AGP slot.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 29    

Usually when you go to System, Hardware Drivers it gives you a choice of
graphics drivers. Is that the case? If so, have you tried using a different
one? It seems to me that you have the wrong graphics driver installed for
your card. Even the open source Nouveau driver will give you better

Some conversations re: your problem (just google your problem for more)

Have you considered running Ubuntu 10.04? It has a newer kernel and better
graphics drivers and has three years of support from Canonical. Also you can
run Quicken in a Windows client VM inside Ubuntu host using your new dual
core Athlon provided that you have enough RAM to make it work efficiently.

Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 29    

the free money program is called GNUCASH
and runs on both windows and ubuntu,
i dont know if it will import from quicken
and do everything you want to do

Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 29    

The only driver listed is "nvidia accelerated graphics driver (latest cards)
enabled in use".

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