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Old 07-09-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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Evga e-geforce 7200 GS won't work with the nvidia drivers


Just purchased (most of) a new system and compiled some extra parts to form a brand spanking new dual-core AMD64 system.
So far, everything is working like a champ. Except video, that is.

The video card is an Evga e-Geforce 7200 GS PCIE with 256 on-board RAM.
The OS is Debian Lenny (Testing) for AMD64, the weekly build for this week.

I'm trying to get openGL going (3D hardware if I can). The EVGA site doesn't have any Linux drivers available. So, going by the "Powered by Nvidia" label blatently posted on the box, I went to Nvidia's site and tried their driver. X stays blank and the monitor enters powersave mode.

I'm really not sure how to proceed. Has anyone else had experience with this card?

PCI ID: 0000:000:05.00, if it helps any. It's an "nVidia Corporation Unkown Device 01d3 (rev a1)" according to lspci.

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Old 07-09-2007, 11:18 AM   #2
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Well, if you go to nvidia site -> driver download -> see the list of supported cards, does it list your specific card model? If it doesn't, then the driver obviously does not work
Old 07-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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Evga's website says they don't support linux unless nvidia happened to make a driver for your particular card. Your particular card is not supported by nvidia.
Old 07-09-2007, 11:39 AM   #4
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I had gotten as far as "the driver doesn't work" .

I know the card isn't supported by nVidia; I was kind of hoping someone had managed to hack it together to work.

Oh well, i guess it's back to the shop for a different card....

Thanks for the help.

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