Join Date: Sep 2002
I see this in the logs:
(II) PCI: PCI scan (all values are in hex)
(II) PCI: 00:00:0: chip 1039,0651 card 1043,8079 rev 01 class 06,00,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:01:0: chip 1039,0001 card 0000,0000 rev 00 class 06,04,00 hdr 01
(II) PCI: 00:02:0: chip 1039,0962 card 0000,0000 rev 04 class 06,01,00 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:02:5: chip 1039,5513 card 104d,8133 rev 00 class 01,01,8a hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:02:6: chip 1039,7013 card 104d,8128 rev a0 class 07,03,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:02:7: chip 1039,7012 card 104d,8127 rev a0 class 04,01,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:03:0: chip 1039,7001 card 104d,8133 rev 0f class 0c,03,10 hdr 80
(II) PCI: 00:03:1: chip 1039,7001 card 104d,8133 rev 0f class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:03:2: chip 1039,7001 card 104d,8133 rev 0f class 0c,03,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:03:3: chip 1039,7002 card 104d,8133 rev 00 class 0c,03,20 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:12:0: chip 10ec,8139 card 104d,80ea rev 10 class 02,00,00 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 00:13:0: chip 1033,00f2 card 104d,811e rev 01 class 0c,00,10 hdr 00
(II) PCI: 01:00:0: chip 1039,6325 card 104d,811c rev 00 class 03,00,00 hdr 00
and I realize that none
of those devices are nVidia ones. They're mostly SiS (mfr. ID 1039 is SiS), and a couple by someone else (10ec and 1033, I don't know who those are). nVidia is 10de, which doesn't show up anywhere.
Then, later, there is this:
(--) PCI:*(1:0:0) SiS unknown chipset (0x6325) rev 0, Mem @ 0xf0000000/27, 0xeb800000/17, I/O @ 0xd800/7
which means that again, you have an SiS device there. This is bus 1 (AGP), device 0, subfunction 0, which is almost always your main graphics device. Which is reporting itself as an SiS.
Which is why the nVidia drivers can't find a device to drive -- there isn't one.
Do you have onboard video? If so, disable it in your BIOS and see if another device shows up.
Also check out /proc/pci for other stuff that the kernel sees. It is possible that the X scanpci module isn't seeing everything, though it's not likely.
Oh yeah, "PnP OS" should also be set to No if it it's Yes. It's in your BIOS as well. Since you appear to have onboard video, it is entirely possible that your BIOS thinks that the nVidia card is "non-essential" hardware, so it doesn't initialize it. Which means that nothing in Linux will see it. Turning PnP OS off will make the BIOS initialize all devices, which might help.