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Having trouble installing a evga 8400 gs pci

Link to this post 09 Mar 10

I'm installing this in a Dell Precision 690
The OS is Ubunutu 9.10 (all updates applied).
I've loaded the latest stable nvidia drivers (190.53) and it won't see it.
I looked at what the linux system thinks is in the slot and I get the following from lspci:
0c:02.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX8112 x1 Lane PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge (rev aa)
I know this is the correct entry as in another machine I have a 6200 pci and it shows up at the same pci bus address (0c:02.0) and it works just fine.
So, I've got working drivers, but it recognizes the card as a PCI-E interface instead of something like:
0c:02.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44A [GeForce 6200] (rev a1)

Please, can you point me in the correct direction?

I've checked dmesg for errors, but none found

Link to this post 09 Mar 10

The 190.53 and later drivers have some serious problems, acknowledged by nVidia and fixes are currently underway. In the meantime, install a driver prior to 190.53 and see if that works. Also, if you system also has a built-in video adapter, then you need to go into the BIOS and disable it. When you boot, do you get a BIOS splash screen or anything at all?

Link to this post 09 Mar 10

How do you know that the video drivers are not seeing or interacting with the video card?

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Do you want to do it manually? Since your using Ubuntu I'm assuming NO. Therefore see program entitled EnvyNG in any updated Ubuntu repository.

Link to this post 10 Mar 10

I should have mentioned that this is a third monitor in addition to the other two.
The main vid card is a nvidia FX570 in the only 16x pcie slot. It has two 20" monitors running on it just fine.
The card mentioned above is in the only 'standard' pci slot (there are 2 more 64-bit slots in addition to this lone 32-bit slot).

Link to this post 10 Mar 10

altNull wrote:

Do you want to do it manually? Since your using Ubuntu I'm assuming NO. Therefore see program entitled EnvyNG in any updated Ubuntu repository.

I have no problems with doing anything manually. I support a 300+ RHEL3/4/5 site for my company.
I'm no stranger to the command line and I've been using Ubunto since 6.x. I just prefer Ubunutu on my desktop as it is easier to get my day to day stuff done then having to chase down dependencies for RHEL5 when ever I want to try something new.

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