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Old 04-22-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
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dectecting vga card in slackware


hi all,

i installed slackware 12.1 on my system,

i can't seem to find in the controlcentre where one can see if the salckware insttallation detect ( installed ) my vga card,

1. where do i find out about the vga card in the console

and

2. where in x ( control centre ) can i see my vga card and configure it

thanx : )

ps: 7600gt
 
Old 04-22-2009, 06:37 AM   #2
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To find out about your VGA card you can list your pci hardware with the command 'lspci'. But you already know you have a GeForce 7600 so there is no need to find that.

Most probably slackware didn't detect your hardware correctly because you need to get the driver from nvidia.com. Follow their instructions to install and it should configure xwindows for you automatically.

If you still need help with specific things, just ask here and I'm sure someone will know the answer
 
Old 04-24-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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here's what i got when i entered lspci

Code:
00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a4)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev f1)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a4)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f3)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev f3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev f3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev c0)
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] (rev
it looks like slackware is picking up my vga card ( 7600gt )

how do i know when there is a device not installed on my slackware installation?

Last edited by mandrakeBren; 04-24-2009 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 12:57 PM   #4
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I'm not sure about your question. But if want 3D support for that card you'll need the proprietary nvidia drivers.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...32_180.51.html
 
  


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