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mgracy

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    RE: Having trouble installing a evga 8400 gs pci
    [b]mfillpot wrote:[/b] [quote]How do you know that the video drivers are not seeing or interacting with the video card?[/quote] Because I've read the logs (Xorg.0.log, syslog,dmesg) and I've manually removed and reinserted the nvidia kernel module with maximum verbosity to see what it is finding. Since the output only shows the one nvidia card (the fx 570 in the pci-e slot) and shows the pci-pcie bridge chip at the bus id of the pci slot in question: 07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [Quadro FX 570] (rev a1) 0c:02.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX8112 x1 Lane PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge (rev aa) I have another Dell Precision 690 that has an older 6200 based nvidia chipset, no bridge chip and everything works fine with 2 vid cards and 3 monitors. I would have ordered the same card again, but it looks like cdw doesn't carry it any more.
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    mfillpot wrote:

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

    Because I've read the logs (Xorg.0.log, syslog,dmesg) and I've manually removed and reinserted the nvidia kernel module with maximum verbosity to see what it is finding.
    Since the output only shows the one nvidia card (the fx 570 in the pci-e slot) and shows the pci-pcie bridge chip at the bus id of the pci slot in question:
    07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G84 [Quadro FX 570] (rev a1)
    0c:02.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX8112 x1 Lane PCI Express-to-PCI Bridge (rev aa)


    I have another Dell Precision 690 that has an older 6200 based nvidia chipset, no bridge chip and everything works fine with 2 vid cards and 3 monitors.
    I would have ordered the same card again, but it looks like cdw doesn't carry it any more.

  • mgracy
    RE: Having trouble installing a evga 8400 gs pci
    [b]altNull wrote:[/b] [quote]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.[/quote] 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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    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.

  • mgracy
    RE: Having trouble installing a evga 8400 gs pci
    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).
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    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).

  • mgracy
    Having trouble installing a evga 8400 gs pci
    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
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    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

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