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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
net.
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.

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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
resolution.

Some conversations re: your problem (just google your problem for more)
www.linuxquestions.org/.../%5Bubuntu%5Ddriver-not\
-working-for-nvidia-6150-se-geforce-717941/
forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=8430
alan.lamielle.net/.../installing-nvidia-driver-185-18-14-with-real\
-time-linux-kernel-2-6-28-3-rt

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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