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Old 06-08-04, 06:27 PM   #3
jerickson314
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Default Re: Can't find GeForce 5200Go 32/64 in Sax2

Actually the cards are in the SaX2 list but under different, rather cryptic, names. For example, my GeForce FX5200 (not FX5200 Go) is "0x0322" rather than "GeForce FX5200". I believe these numbers might be different for different boards with the same chipset that vary in manufacturer, Video RAM size, or something like that. To get your card working, I suggest you do the following: (If you already know how to get to runlevel 3 skip to step 3)

1.) Log out of KDE or Gnome and hit CTRL-ALT-F1 (You can actually use any key F1-F6 inclusive).

2.) Type

init 3

and hit enter. When it tells you that runlevel 3 has been reached, hit enter again to restore the command prompt.

3.) Then type:

sax2 -m 0=nvidia

and hit enter. SaX2 will automatically pick the right match for your card on the list and try to set up the card, though you will lose any changes you had made previously to your X configuration (either by editing XF86Config or with SaX2). This command sets up a fresh configuration which will be the proper setup for your card.
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