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If you look back at many of my previous netrunner and maui forums posts, I’ve always had headaches with the on-board nvidia card and its legacy drivers on my old desktop PC:
Quote:PC:Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: NF-MCP61 Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 09/05/2007
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 405]

Tired of those nvidia headaches and just itching to spend money and upgrade, I spent $210 with free shipping and got new Motherboard, AMD APU (with stock cooler and on board graphics) and 16GB of RAM.  Nothing fancy, since I don’t do gaming or heavy processing:

Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) 1600 MHz Clock Speed DDR3 PC3-12800 240-Pin UDIMM Memory Module (BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00)

AMD A8-7600 Quad-Core 3.1 GHz Socket FM2+ 65W Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 (AD7600YBJABOX)
$72.50  (comes with stock cooler)

Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 mATX ATX DDR3 2133 NA Motherboards GA-F2A68HM-H

So I had a couple of cocktails, pulled out old motherboard, assembled and installed new MB, plugged the SATA drives back in and it booted fine with no graphics problems !!   Maybe a half an hour total!  What a pleasant surprise!   Things zip along nicely.   The only thing I did was to purge all unneeded nvidia stuff; that felt good!

Quote:System:    Host: tiger-maui Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.2
           Distro: Ubuntu 2 xenial
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: F2A68HM-H v: x.x Bios: American Megatrends v: FC date: 01/19/2016
CPU:       Quad core AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7 10 Compute Cores 4C+6G (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1900 MHz 2: 1900 MHz 3: 1900 MHz 4: 1900 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kaveri [Radeon R7 Graphics]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD KAVERI (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Nice switch to the light side of the force Smile