What the card is 'recognized' as is really rather meaningless provided it loads the nvidia driver, or for 2d only the nv driver. (the driver load actually looks up the hardware ID from pci info, over which you have no control, you can look up those ids in the nvidia readme)
You can name the card however, in XF86Config each device has a name (BoardName), make it whatever you want, just don't break the "chain" of the device Identifiers. That is how each section of the config identifies what other part of the config to use if need be, i.e. screen uses device and monitor.
I agree with you about mindless step-by-step tutorials btw, I also like to learn specific details as I go along and its easier to retain them when put to use immediately.
Last edited by LordMorgul; 09-29-03 at 06:48 AM.