|12-22-07, 04:46 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
GeForce 8600 GS unsupported?
Hi - I've just bought a PC with a GeForce 8600 GS graphics card but which doesn't seem to be supported?
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0403 (rev a1)
Having checked the documentation there's indeed no entry of the form GeForce 8600 GS 0x403. The only 8600 entries I could find were
GeForce 8600 GTS 0x0400
GeForce 8600 GT 0x0402
GeForce 8600M GT 0x0407
GeForce 8600M GS 0x0425
I'm running opensuse 10.3 plus the nvidia driver x11-video-nvidiaG01-100.14.19-4.rpm.
Sax2 does not detect the graphics card :
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
and a modprobe nvidia gives the following error
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb or
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: device(s).
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel module
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again.
Dec 22 10:31:43 loc kernel: NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
(note: there's no rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel modules running)
All looking like there's actually no support for the 8600GS (but only the mobile version) which would be a great shame. Any ideas?
|12-23-07, 07:20 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Re: GeForce 8600 GS unsupported?
This Nvidia GeForce 8600GS seems to be an oem version and not even mentioned on the nvidia website. Also, I can't figure out whether the linux driver actually supports this card. From the main download site I get redirected to the Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver, Version: 169.07. However, the supported driver list doesn't contain this card:
Any ideas whether this card is actually supported or not would be very much appreciated.
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