This portal contains links to the different Debian wiki pages regarding graphics cards and their respective driver installation processes. As an alternative to the use of a video card, video hardware can be integrated into the motherboard, CPU, or a system-on-chip. Both approaches can be called integrated graphics.
Some video card stability problems are fixed by releasing new motherboard chipset drivers. It’s a good idea to make sure you have the "latest and greatest" ones installed before putting in your new video card.
Once that’s done, then you add the next video card. That approach has saved me a lot of grief in the past. Installing both video cards at the same time seems to be what causes problems. Doing the primary video display first and then adding the secondary display seems to avoid the problem.
The main advantages of integrated graphics include cost, compactness, simplicity and low energy consumption. The performance disadvantage of integrated graphics arises because the graphics processor shares system resources with the CPU. A dedicated graphics card has its own random access memory , its own cooling system, and dedicated power regulators, with all components designed specifically for processing video images. This is often necessary for playing videogames, working with 3D animation or editing video. First boot with EXP GDC and graphics card went good, and I saw the card in device manager.
Your motherboardcontains a CPU, some RAM, and expansion slots. But it also contains some chips which make all those parts work together. The most important of these chips are called the chipset. They are called that even if it is really only one chip.
Motherboard-based implementations are sometimes called "on-board video". The ability to disable the integrated graphics sometimes also allows the continued use of a motherboard on which the on-board video has failed. Sometimes both the integrated graphics and a dedicated graphics card can be used simultaneously to feed separate displays.
You need to have chipset drivers installed to make everything work together properly. It’s a good idea to update your chipset drivers before installing a new video card. It’s especially important for AGPvideo cards but you should do it for other kinds of video cards too.
This page explains in detail how to download and install your chipset drivers. The modern Linux distributions have out of the box terrific support for most of the available hardware components, like graphics cards, printers and WiFi adapters. But it is always possible that the setup procedure doesn’t come up directly with the correct or most optimized drivers. In this tutorial I will show you how to install graphics drivers in Linux Mint.