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I am trying to build a linux box from an old Dell Optiplex GX240 that I got for free. I have gone out and bought a Sparkle Nvidia GsForce 8400 GS PCI video card for it but am having trouble getting it installed properly. It seems that the card is not recognized by the computer. The command lspci shows no signs of the new video card.
I have installed the lastest Nvidia driver (huge PITA) but as expected this did not change the fact that the computer cannot see the new card. The card is rated for 350W and I have a 500W power supply so I should be good there. I have also changed the BIOS settings to auto detect the video card instead of just the stock one.
Is my card simply incompatible with my motherboard or are there ways to get this card to work?
I have upgraded to a 500W power supply now. The original video card is an ATI I believe. The "newest" card I have found that supports AGP is the NVidia GeForce 6200. I am building this box for a mythTV backend. From what I understand, I should be good with a moderate videocard and leave the heavy graphics load to the seperate mythTV frontend box.