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jamesf
04-29-03, 10:04 PM
I've just bought what is supposed to be an nVidia Geforce2 MX400.

The nVidia Linux drivers don't recognise the card and I believe this is because the PCI ID is wrong. I believe it should be 10de:<xxxx> whereas it is actually giving 5333:9102 -- the
ID for an S3 86C410 Savage 2000.

The card appears to be right physically, as far as I can tell, but the nVidia chip has a fan on it, so I can't tell if it looks right or not.

Could this be some sort of fake card?

Gator
04-30-03, 07:10 AM
it's either not a GF2 like you think, or the bios has been corrupted. Try flashing the bios on the card if you can find it, or if your comfortable doing so remove the HSF

I'm assuming you're trying to get a GF2MX to work because you only need simply 2D graphics for your Linux Box, so worst case scenario if it is a fake and you can't return it, just get the cheapest GF4MX card you can find, any of them should be better than an old GF2MX. GF4MX cards start around $39us, http://www.pricewatch.com