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Old 06-09-09, 02:31 PM   #1
JoeF
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Default Kernel module fails to detect card, 2.6.29.4

I am trying to install an 8400GS with kernel 2.6.29.4.
The kernel module NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.19-pkg1 compiles, but fails to run:
$: modprobe -v nvidia
insmod /lib/modules/2.6.29.4/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.29.4/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko): No such device

The card is an eVGA 8400 GS:
$ lspci -v
...
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0404 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Unknown device c738
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at 100000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at dc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at dc80 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at dfe00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [68] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint IRQ 0
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting
Capabilities: [600] Unknown (11)

The device entries:
$: ls -l /dev/nvidia*
crw-rw---- 1 root video 195, 0 Nov 20 2005 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 195, 1 Nov 20 2005 /dev/nvidia1
crw-rw---- 1 root video 195, 255 Nov 20 2005 /dev/nvidiactl

Am I missing anything?
I am a bit baffled by the "Unknown device" in the lspci output. Is that card not supported, or somehow broken?
TIA,
-Joe
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