The problem with having a non functioning machine is that little details like dependency issues across the screen cease to exist when you have NO DISPLAY AT ALL on the next boot. Perhaps I should not have rebooted after the update, but I stupidly assumed that it might just work. It sits at the screen with that bar on the bottom. In the last go around I loaded 6.3 instead of 6.2.
The question was "Is there a decent PCIe video card that has NO issues at all with Linux, that doesn't require any machinations or extraordinary measures to work?" I know the ones built into Dells and HP's work because I install on these day after day, as well as on VM's. But these machines don't have to run 3GL.
They pay me to troubleshoot at work. At home I want to play games, write novels and enjoys the fruits of leisure time in my old age so time consuming issues that I can solve with money, will be solved with cash. I then use the experience to build a more compatible box next time.
I have data so valuable to me that it's spread across 4 drives, across 2 machines, a small network drive, DVD backup, and a thumb drive (for the MOST critical) so these are working units.
So "Is there a decent PCIe video card that has NO issues at all with Linux, that doesn't require any machinations or extraordinary measures to work?" For me, play time is over.