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Old 02-27-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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How do I find out what pci bus my video card is on for linux mint 7?


I'm configuring my pci nvidia 8400 gs card, and I was told to go to my hardware manager to find out what bus my card is on. Well, there isn't anything called a hardware manager that I could find. So what should I do to find out where my card is? I'm running my integrated at the moment (IT SUCKS lol)
 
Old 02-27-2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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What are you trying to do? Figure out if it is PCI or AGP?
 
Old 02-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
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have you looked at the command for this?
Code:
lspci
and with 2 cards ( a built in and second 3d card) you need to set up xorg.conf for this

there are a bunch of tutorials on this -- use Google .
 
Old 02-27-2010, 02:08 PM   #4
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What are you trying to do? Figure out if it is PCI or AGP?
It's a pci video card
 
Old 02-27-2010, 02:49 PM   #5
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your answer is in the command "lspci"
it is 1 or 2
with a built in chip AND a card ti would be #2
Code:
lspci | grep VGA
mine is "01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)
"
#1 ( 01:00.0 )
#2 02:00.0

every tutorial that i have seen talks about this
 
Old 02-27-2010, 02:54 PM   #6
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Ok, I have everything figured out EXCEPT this- I can't figure out how to configure my xserver-xorg stuff. I don't get an option to do anything for my video card, only my keyboard. I posted a separate thread for this issue... http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post3879268
Thanks to everyone that helped!
 
Old 02-27-2010, 03:02 PM   #7
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every tutorial that i have seen on " two cards"
Code:
   Identifier     "Videocard0"
is for 1 card- first card
   Identifier     "Videocard1"
is for 2 cards - second card
this is discussed
 
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every tutorial that i have seen on " two cards"
Code:
   Identifier     "Videocard0"
is for 1 card- first card
   Identifier     "Videocard1"
is for 2 cards - second card
this is discussed
So what would I do with this? I have /etc/X11/xorg.conf up, but there's nothing for my video card there. Here's what is being shown...
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "DontZap" "False"
EndSection
 
Old 02-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #9
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Yay.... I installed linuk mint 8, and now I can't find my xorg.conf file. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-27-2010, 10:48 PM   #11
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No need for passive agressive (or trollish) attitudes. I DID google it, but the context that I need this explained to me in is not given to me in any search results. Not only that, but some of the info does NOT make sense to me, a person just dipping his feet into the world of linux. I've become familiar with windows and its command prompt and its way of installing drivers. This problem is very abstract to me due to its nature.




Ah, gota love what one of the sites you suggested said... "It's easy to understand users' caution. Not only does xorg.conf contain a lot that can go wrong, but it is only fitfully documented in man and Web pages."
This sums up why I use this message board for this issue.

Last edited by Codey; 02-27-2010 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 12:55 AM   #12
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Hmmmm, not to mention that the purpose of this site is to HELP people like me. But more than likely I will no longer be able to find help here. I'll take the hint. No need to google it.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 01:01 AM   #13
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Hello,

Maybe silly question but did you install the nvidia kernel drivers? Can you post the output of lspci here?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 02-28-2010, 10:23 AM   #14
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Don't go away mad...

If you run the command "Xorg -configure", the command should generate an xorg.conf file that you can edit. See man Xorg.

It seems that Mint8 has no xorg.conf file.

For the above information, I googled. Although I may be better at winnowing the results of a search than you are, you would draw less impatient ire were you to report what you tied and what results you received.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

My suggestion, posted on your other thread, about using a non-Ubuntu live-cd to see if you could then force the use of your 8400GS card was envisioned as a way to produce an example of an xorg.conf file with a content you could use to get the 8400GS properly configured.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 02-28-2010 at 10:39 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 11:43 AM   #15
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What non-Ubuntu live CD would you suggest? I'm not too familiar with open source OS's other than ubuntu. I've heard of solaris and reactOS, should I try one of those?
 
  


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