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Old 08-28-10, 05:28 PM   #1
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CentOS 5.5

Just got new "Gigabyte" motherboard installed and the best I can get is 800 x 600 resolution which I cannot handle. Frye's told me I need to update the driver - I told them I was going to use the computer for Linux so hopefully they considered that when they suggested that motherboard. The video card is part of the motherboard and not a separate card like I am used to.

According to Gigabyte website I have to refer to the chipset manufacturer for a driver. It says I have a

NVIDIA® GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a chipset

My computer says my video card is nVidia Unknown device 03D6

I downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.44.run

But maybe I need NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9629-pkg1.run instead

Should I run one of them? If so which and what directory does it go in? I thought the kernel already had needed drivers in it.

I have 1024 x 768 on an old old Celeron with the same distro as this one and using the same monitor and I am sure it came with a bargain basement video card.

Am I stuck with this nasty resolution?

Thank you for any help. I am in way over my head on all this.


Addon problem that I guess has to do with this video card. Now I keep getting

"Message from syslogd@ at Sat Aug 28 22:33:02 2010 ...
localhost kernel: Disabling IRQ #169"

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Old 08-29-10, 06:00 AM   #2
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Just got new "Gigabyte" motherboard installed
what motherboard model ?
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Old 08-29-10, 11:33 AM   #3
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Gigabyte M68M-S2P S-Series. Their website has it as GA-M68M-S2P

I did find the video card in my computer hardware as:
nVidia C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a}

under configuration (please select your model) is set as a:
vesa - Generic Vesa-compliant video card

There is one under (please select your model) that is not selected for:
nv - nVidia Riva 1258, RIVA, TNT, GeForce, NForce, and QUADRO cards

Should I choose that one instead of the one the computer chose for me (vesa)

At least that error message I kept getting went away after completing all the distro's updates
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I did find the video card in my computer hardware as:
nVidia C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a}
according to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us you can use these driver versions: 173.14.27 (recommended) / 256.44 / 195.36.31, so it's like every series supports your card
test the other versions that you did not test yet
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Thank You! Could you tell me what directory to put this in before I run the install?

Do I still keep the choice the computer has for my video card which is

under configuration (please select your model) is set as a:
vesa - Generic Vesa-compliant video card

Or should I change it to:

(please select your model) that is not selected for:
nv - nVidia Riva 1258, RIVA, TNT, GeForce, NForce, and QUADRO cards

I really appreciate you helping me.
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Thank You! Could you tell me what directory to put this in before I run the install?
you can run it from anywhere as root
it will unpack in a temp folder and do it's magic

about the other stuff, you should ignore vesa/nv/noveau prompts, actually it's better to just select nv, run the downloaded driver and at the last prompt ( presuming that the install part worked out ok ) will ask you if you want to set up your xorg.conf ( or something ) and you will choose yes so that in the xorg.conf nv will be replaced with nvidia
then reboot to be sure and it should just work

well, if it does not then go see your CentOS docs on how to: http://wiki.centos.org/HardwareList/Nvidia_Graphics
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