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Old 10-13-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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slackware saying geforce4 440 go 64mb = 420 32mb

hi all, here is the lspci output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS645DX Host & Memory & AGP Control                      ler (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS962 [MuTIOL Media IO] (rev 14)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] FireWire Controller
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE]
00:02.6 Modem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Modem Controller (rev a0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Sound Controller (re                      v a0)
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)
00:03.2 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
00:04.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (re                      v 90)
00:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M] (rev a3)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
installed the nvidia driver correctly but slackware is saying my 440 64mb is a 420 32mb, any ideas on how i change that. any help very appreciated.

Last edited by dave`2005; 10-13-2005 at 07:22 PM.
Old 10-14-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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Well, why do you need to change that?
There is probably a bug in the kernel card recognition, the 440 and the 420 are probably very close. You may want to report this bug, however, as this is only used in an information purpose, it won't change much if they fix it.
Keep in mind : you are using nvidia drivers, you aren't even using kernel drivers that may be confused about this bug.

NB : what kernel are you running anyways? If this really bother you, it might have been fixed in latest kernel version, if you want to try.


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