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Old 08-22-2003, 06:35 AM   #1
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agp graphics card detected as pci card

i'm new to linux and have just installed mandrake 9.1 on my computer.i have a 16meg s3 savage 4 graphics card and the display is set to 800*600.the writing on the screen is all blurred and unreadable.the card is in the agp slot. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks. Matthew
Old 08-22-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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Blurred? is that in X or in console mode, also what do you mean as detected as PCI?

Technically the AGP slot is PCI bus #1 (both are PCI as far as protocol, etc... is concerned, the differences are electrical, to allow higher bus speeds.)

Here's the output of lspci on my system:

[root@dhcp-83-4200 taiyo]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 08)
00:07.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 43)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/686A/B PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV20 [GeForce3 Ti 200] (rev a3)

You can see here that 00:01:0 is the PCI to AGP bridge, and the address of all cards on the AGP side of the bridge atart with 01, hence right at the bottom is the graphics card (01:00:0).

If you get a blurred output in X, then it's a config problem - X is giving an output that is out of range for your monitor, you need to edit the XF86 config files to fix this.



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