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Old 10-15-11, 08:29 PM   #1
rbonafied
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Default Why won't nvidia driver "see" geforce 8400 gs pci card?

Hi,

I just purchased a geforce 8400 gs pci card. I installed the card and the nouveau driver found it. I then installed the latest NVidia driver and it's unable to detect the screen. By the way, the card is connected to a tv using the VGA connection.

The card is a Sparkle SF-PC84GS512U2LP.

I'm attaching the bug report file. I should also add the computer (running Mageia 1), has a motherboard based video card that the Bios doesn't let me disable, however, the nouveau driver got around that just fine. - just for reference.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-16-11, 05:29 AM   #2
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Hi,

I just purchased a geforce 8400 gs pci card. I installed the card and the nouveau driver found it. I then installed the latest NVidia driver and it's unable to detect the screen. By the way, the card is connected to a tv using the VGA connection.

The card is a Sparkle SF-PC84GS512U2LP.

I'm attaching the bug report file. I should also add the computer (running Mageia 1), has a motherboard based video card that the Bios doesn't let me disable, however, the nouveau driver got around that just fine. - just for reference.

Thanks for your help!
R
In your xorg.conf under Device add

BusID "PCI:2:0:0"

and see if it works
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Old 10-16-11, 09:00 AM   #3
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That did the trick. Thank you!

I have another related question...not sure if I should start a new thread. Since this motherboard also has an onboard video card, which I don't plan to use now, how can I get the Bios/boot output to be displayed on the Nvidia pci card?
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Old 10-16-11, 09:58 AM   #4
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Default Re: Why won't nvidia driver "see" geforce 8400 gs pci card?

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That did the trick. Thank you!

I have another related question...not sure if I should start a new thread. Since this motherboard also has an onboard video card, which I don't plan to use now, how can I get the Bios/boot output to be displayed on the Nvidia pci card?
Usually disabling the built in graphics in the BIOS will accomplish this. If you don't have this option you may be SOL.
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Old 10-16-11, 01:30 PM   #5
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Unfortunately, I don't have that option in the bios.
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