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Old 01-07-2005, 05:10 AM   #1
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Slackware 10 can't find my VGA card (long)


Hi all,
Slackware can't find my GeForce 4 440 8x AGP card. I triple boot (between Windows 2000 and Solaris 9) and I am pretty sure I installed their drivers in Windows 2000. (SO I can convice myself that I was not cheated, with some spurious card).

From Slackware Linux, when I tried to use the nv module in Xorg.conf, I can't get X windows. I can't even do Ctrl-Del-BkSpace. So I rebooted and tried the SiS driver. And X works. I get 170 fps in GLXGears.

I use 7S748 Gigabyte mother board.

Q: I wonder if I have (bought and) installed the GeForce 4 440 8X at all, or if somthing I am totally clueless about is going on. Notice SiS 330 (Xabre) VGA card. (There is no built-in VGA port on my motherboard.

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OUTPUT of lspci command:
===================
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 746 Host (rev 10)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SG86C202
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge) (rev 25)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:03.0 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.1 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 0f)
00:03.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 02)
00:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Lucent Microelectronics FW323 (rev 04)
00:0c.0 Modem: Smart Link Ltd. SmartLink SmartPCI562 56K Modem (rev 04)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1968 Maestro 2
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 330 [Xabre] PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (rev 01)
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OUTPUT of dmesg:
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Linux version 2.4.26 (root@tree) (gcc version 3.3.4) #8 Mon Jun 14 19:09:31 PDT 2004
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000fff0000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff0000 - 000000000fff3000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 000000000fff3000 - 0000000010000000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fec00000 - 00000000fec01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 - 00000000fee01000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65520
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 61424 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
ACPI: RSDP (v000 GBT ) @ 0x000f67e0
ACPI: RSDT (v001 GBT AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x01010101) @ 0x0fff3000
ACPI: FADT (v001 GBT AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x01010101) @ 0x0fff3040
ACPI: MADT (v001 GBT AWRDACPI 0x42302e31 AWRD 0x01010101) @ 0x0fff6a80
ACPI: DSDT (v001 GBT AWRDACPI 0x00001000 MSFT 0x0100000c) @ 0x00000000
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=slack-2.4.26 ro root=1641 hdc=ide-scsi
ide_setup: hdc=ide-scsi
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 2009.688 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 4010.80 BogoMIPS
Memory: 255808k/262080k available (1975k kernel code, 5884k reserved, 661k data, 128k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
CPU: L1 I Cache: 64K (64 bytes/line), D cache 64K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K (64 bytes/line)
CPU: After generic, caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0383fbff c1c3fbff 00000000 00000000
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+ stepping 00
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfa5a0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
ACPI: IRQ9 SCI: Level Trigger.
ACPI-1133: *** Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.USB0._PRW] (Node c12fc680), AE_NOT_EXIST
ACPI-0154: *** Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.USB0._PRW] (Node c12fc680), AE_NOT_EXIST
ACPI-1133: *** Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.USB0._PRW] (Node c12fc680), AE_NOT_EXIST
ACPI-0154: *** Error: Method execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0.USB0._PRW] (Node c12fc680), AE_NOT_EXIST
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: System [ACPI] (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (00:00)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing Table [\_SB_.PCI0._PRT]
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 *9 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] (IRQs 3 4 *5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 *10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKG] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 14 15)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] (IRQs 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 *11 12 14 15)
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKE] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKF] enabled at IRQ 10
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKH] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 9
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 5
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 10
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: if you experience problems, try using option 'pci=noacpi' or even 'acpi=off'
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: Sleep Button (CM) [FUTS]
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports C1)
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xd0814000, size 1536k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x8, linelength=1024, pages=9
vesafb: protected mode interface info at cfc0:0000
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Redundant entry in serial pci_table. Please send the output of
lspci -vv, this message (163c,3052,122d,3052)
and the manufacturer and name of serial board or modem board
to serial-pci-info@lists.sourceforge.net.
register_serial(): autoconfig failed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7777K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
SIS5513: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:02.5
SIS5513: chipset revision 0
SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
SIS5513: SiS 962/963 MuTIOL IDE UDMA133 controller
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xf000-0xf007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xf008-0xf00f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddMA
hda: WDC WD400JB-00ENA0, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c03e27c0, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: CREATIVE CD-RW RW8438E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: ST340016A, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c03e2d50, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: setmax LBA 78165360, native 78163247
hda: 78163247 sectors (40020 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=4865/255/63, UDMA(100)
hdd: attached ide-disk driver.
hdd: host protected area => 1
hdd: setmax LBA 78165360, native 78163247
hdd: 78163247 sectors (40020 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=77542/16/63, UDMA(100)
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
hdd: [PTBL] [4865/255/63] hdd1 hdd2 < hdd5 hdd6 hdd7 hdd8 hdd9 hdd10 hdd11 >
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
md: linear personality registered as nr 1
md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
8regs : 2882.000 MB/sec
32regs : 1930.400 MB/sec
pIII_sse : 5460.400 MB/sec
pII_mmx : 4705.200 MB/sec
p5_mmx : 6012.000 MB/sec
raid5: using function: pIII_sse (5460.400 MB/sec)
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
LVM version 1.0.8(17/11/2003)
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 57605
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 57605
FAT: bogus logical sector size 57605
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,65)) ...
for (ide1(22,65))
ide1(22,65):Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 128k freed
Adding Swap: 1004020k swap-space (priority 0)
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: Detected SiS 746 chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe8000000
hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: CREATIVE Model: CD-RW RW8438E Rev: FC03
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/32x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,74)) ...
for (ide1(22,74))
ide1(22,74):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,75)) ...
for (ide1(22,75))
ide1(22,75):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,70)) ...
for (ide1(22,70))
ide1(22,70):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,71)) ...
for (ide1(22,71))
ide1(22,71):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,72)) ...
for (ide1(22,72))
ide1(22,72):Using r5 hash to sort names
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide1(22,73)) ...
for (ide1(22,73))
ide1(22,73):Using r5 hash to sort names
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/O MODULE]
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
es1968: not attempting power management.
es1968: clocking to 48832
ohci1394: $Rev: 1045 $ Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
ohci1394_0: Unexpected PCI resource length of 1000!
ohci1394_0: OHCI-1394 1.0 (PCI): IRQ=[9] MMIO=[ef104000-ef1047ff] Max Packet=[2048]
eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker http://www.scyld.com/network/eepro100.html
eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. Savochkin <saw@saw.sw.com.sg> and others
eth0: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100], 00:A0:C9:B3:51:1D, IRQ 11.
Receiver lock-up bug exists -- enabling work-around.
Board assembly 645477-007, Physical connectors present: RJ45 BNC AUI
Primary interface chip 80c24 PHY #0.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x49caa8d6).
Receiver lock-up workaround activated.
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
ehci_hcd 00:03.3: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller
ehci_hcd 00:03.3: irq 11, pci mem d0f97000
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
PCI: cache line size of 64 is not supported by device 00:03.3
ehci_hcd 00:03.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Dec-29/2.4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xd0f9f000, IRQ 5
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:03.0, Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller
ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[0030bd0b00001124]
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xd0fa1000, IRQ 10
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:03.1, Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (#2)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
hub.c: new USB device 00:03.3-6, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x59b/0x5b) is not claimed by any active driver.
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:55:05 Jun 13 2004
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: IOMEGA Model: CDRW38402EXT2-B Rev: UOS1
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr1: scsi-1 drive
WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
USB Mass Storage device found at 2
USB Mass Storage support registered.
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any help will be appreciated.
Sorry, for the long post, donno if something like this is welcome here.

Thanks
AS
 
Old 01-07-2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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If the seller that sold you the video card said that was a nvidia card, tell him to stop smoke crack

Quote:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 330 [Xabre] PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter (rev 01)
I think that is an onboard video card though and if you have a nvidia agp connected, I would
suspect that the agp bus does not work on your motherboard

Or maybe you should disable the onboard card in bios

Last edited by Cedrik; 01-07-2005 at 05:58 AM.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:02 PM   #3
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I say, beleve what Linux says! Your seller lied to you!
 
Old 01-08-2005, 09:34 PM   #4
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In Windows 2000:

1. Right-click on "My Computer" and choose "Manage"
2. "+ Computer Management" > "+ System Tools" > "+ Device Manager"
3. Expand "Display Adaptors"
4. Tell us what shows up as the video card.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 09:46 PM   #5
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I have a GeForce card and it's AGP. lspci tells me...

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV31 [GeForce FX 5600 Ultra] (rev a1)

I tried to look at the card while my machine was running, but all I could see was a monster cooling fan and fins trying to keep the damn thing from burning my house down. I couldn't see any markings to prove it was nV.

--vonSt
PS: what does YOUR card say on it?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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CLOSED: Slackware 10 can't find my VGA card (long)

Hi Guys,
thanks for your help.
Like someone said: it is true that X.org detected my card correctly.

I first installed Slackware 9.1. XFree was not able to detect my card.
Then installed 10, and as posted earlier it detected my card as SiS 330 Xabre.

Now, I went to the SiS site and downloaded the Windows Drivers, (looks like those guys haven't heard of Linux).
Also went to nVidia site and downlaoded the drivers for GeForce.

Went Home and uninstalled the anonymous drivers. Installed nVidia drivers. No luck. Then installed SiS drivers, and sure enough, I have a SiS 200 Xabre card.

True I got cheated. The card has nVidia Stickers on it. And the drivers CD also shows as an nVidia drivers CD.

I am sure lots of sellers here in Singapore are cheats and people who don't use Linux end up getting cheated,

Once again thanks a lot guys. ( I can't remember your screen names).

AS
 
  


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