March 9, 2010

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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