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Switching video drivers

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I've recently installed F17 on an old desktop machine, dual-booting with Windows XP. I have installed a new graphics card in the machine, a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 series if I'm not mistaken, and the onboard drivers forced GNOME to fallback mode. I've got nothing against the fallback mode, but I'm worried that the drivers may not be able to cope with some of my more graphics-heavy programs. After an unrelated problem with one of the programs sprang up, I posted about it on the appropriate forum, and the instructions I received eventually led me here. So, I'm wondering if the onboard Fedora driv (HowTos)