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Old 03-07-2008, 06:18 AM   #1
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OpenSuse 10.3 GeForce 8400GS not detected


Hi,

I recently bought ASUS EN8400GS video card and it is not detected properly.

I installed the latest NVidia driver from nvidia repository.

#lspci
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 06e4 (rev a1)

I've tried:
#update-pciids

..and the lspci result is the same.

there are two entries for GeForce 8400 GS in /usr/share/pci.ids not counting mobile versions:

0404 GeForce 8400 GS
0422 GeForce 8400 GS

I checked this on nvidia site and it turned out that really both pci ids are used.

#dmesg | grep -i nvidia
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb or
NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA
NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel module
NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb
NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again.
NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!

Neither of them (nvidiafb, etc) is actually loaded. I checked this with lsmod.

Interestingly, yast->hardware->hardware information and then drivers contains:

drivers
Active:No
modprobe:Yes
modules
modprobe nvidiafb

nvidia driver is not present in /sys/bus/pci/drivers (I don't know whether it should be there at all) so that I can use yast->system->system settings to add the driver.

trying to load the module with modprobe gives:
# modprobe -a nvidia

WARNING: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.22.17-0.1-default/updates/nvidia.ko): No such device

Cheers.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 07:04 AM   #2
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The output shows that your card is being detected. You can install the official driver using the instructions here otherwise run sax2 and it will configure your card to use the opensource "nv" driver.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 08:08 AM   #3
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I missed to say that after installing the driver I ran sax2 -r. But the video card is recognized as framebuffer graphics:

# sax2 -r
and then:
# sax2 -p
Chip: 0 is -> VESA Framebuffer Graphics 02:00:0 0x10de 0x06e4 AGP fbdev

if I run nvidia-xconfig the xorg server won't start.

Current xorg.conf contains:

Section "Device"
BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
Driver "fbdev"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "VESA"
EndSection

Last edited by Jordan&&&&; 03-07-2008 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2008, 01:53 PM   #4
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What happens if you change the driver from fbdev to nv or nvidia?
 
Old 03-07-2008, 03:46 PM   #5
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Installing the driver from the nvidia installation script solved the problem.

Thanks a lot for your posts.
 
Old 03-08-2008, 03:45 AM   #6
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use the nvidia installer with the -q (hyphen q) at the end then when running sax use the following options:

sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia

This will allow sax to select the driver to use the one you installed.
 
  


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