I hope this is in the right section.
Anyway, I recently have attempted to put in a dedicated graphics card into my computer. There was some difficulty getting it to fit, but I managed just fine. I plugged everything in and made sure to plug the monitor to where the dedicated graphics is located.
But upon booting it up, the computer doesn't load up all the way. Instead, I am greeted with a constant loop of messages about starting and stopping the display manager. I do attempt to get into the terminal using ctrl+alt+f2 and it does work...for a few seconds. The computer will just take me back to the constantly expanding string of the computer trying to turn off and on the display manager. It will sometimes flicker back to the terminal only to shift back. This renders me unable to log in to diagnose the problem.
My plan was to install the appropriate drivers, as I had been told the computer will simply use a fallback video driver until the new ones are installed. But this doesn't appear to be the case.
What should I do in order to fix this situation? I will provide the information below:
The graphics card I am attempting to use is a Nvidia GeForce GT 710, MSI brand with 1 GB DDR3 RAM.
And here's my computer information.
<System: Host: kacie Kernel: 4.14.67-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.0 Desktop: Openbox 3.6.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Inspiron 545s v: 00 serial: <root required> Mobo: Dell model: 0T287N v: A01 serial: <root required> BIOS: Dell v: A11 date: 09/07/2009 CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E7500 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Penryn rev: A L2 cache: 3072 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 11708 Speed: 1596 MHz min/max: 1600/2933 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2506 2: 1852 Graphics: Device-1: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: server: X.Org 1.20.1 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33 v: 1.4 Mesa 18.1.7 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.67-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k v: kernel bus ID: 03:00 IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: 5e:61:62:6c:1a:30 Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: be00 bus ID: 04:00 IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:24:e8:27:0e:5b Drives: Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 306.34 GiB (32.9%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 size: 931.51 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 29.40 GiB used: 20.05 GiB (68.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 ID-2: /boot size: 1006.9 MiB used: 123.1 MiB (12.2%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-3: /home size: 878.38 GiB used: 286.17 GiB (32.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 ID-4: swap-1 size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 824 Info: Processes: 147 Uptime: 16m Memory: 5.81 GiB used: 1.45 GiB (24.9%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.0 clang: 6.0.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.21 >