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Old 06-06-06, 06:50 AM   #1
macheta
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Default GeForce Go 7400 on Sony VGN-SZ1VP/C laptop

Hi

I've recently installed Suse10.0 OSS on the Sony VGN-SZ1VP/C and all seems OK apart from the video card (Nvidia GeForce Go 7400) recognition.

I've downloaded the Nvidia Linux driver (1.0-8762) and followed the install instructions.

Unfortunately I've fallen on the first hurdle.

The Nvidia script tells me:

"You do not appear have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 1.0-8762
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further
details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in
the README available on the Linux driver download page at
www.nvidia.com."

The card is supported as stated in the documentation!!!

What can I do???

TIA for any advice.

I'm currently using a VESA driver but I want to use the NVIDIA driver because I want to run an external monitor with the laptop.
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Old 06-06-06, 10:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: GeForce Go 7400 on Sony VGN-SZ1VP/C laptop

Please post the output from 'lspci' as well as the driver installer log.

Thanks,
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Old 06-06-06, 10:52 AM   #3
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Thanks,

The output is..............

host-137:/home/elke # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controllers cc=IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 4222 (rev 02)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8036 Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
09:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8039
09:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments: Unknown device 803a
09:04.2 Unknown mass storage controller: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 803b
host-137/home/elke #
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Old 06-06-06, 10:56 AM   #4
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Driver install log:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Jun 6 12:44:55 2006

option status:
license pre-accepted : false
update : false
force update : false
expert : false
uninstall : false
driver info : false
no precompiled interface: false
no ncurses color : false
query latest driver ver : false
OpenGL header files : true
no questions : false
silent : false
no backup : false
kernel module only : false
sanity : false
add this kernel : false
no runlevel check : false
no network : false
no ABI note : false
no RPMs : false
force tls : (not specified)
force compat32 tls : (not specified)
X install prefix : /usr/X11R6
OpenGL install prefix : /usr
compat32 install prefix : (not specified)
installer install prefix: /usr
utility install prefix : /usr
kernel name : (not specified)
kernel include path : (not specified)
kernel source path : (not specified)
kernel output path : (not specified)
kernel install path : (not specified)
proc mount point : /proc
ui : (not specified)i : (not specified)
tmpdir : /tmp
ftp mirror : ftp://download.nvidia.com
RPM file list : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
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Old 06-06-06, 11:04 AM   #5
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Your lspci output shows the following GPU:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

Note, that's an Intel GPU, not NVIDIA. If you truly have an NVIDIA GPU in your system, its not appearing on the PCI bus, which is either a BIOS or kernel bug.

Thanks,
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Old 06-06-06, 11:30 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by macheta

"You do not appear have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 1.0-8762
NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system ..."
This Sony thing has two GPUs. Default is the Intel one (stamina mode). There is a switch to activate the Go 7400. From your lspci output, I guess you have to do that first.

Another interesting question is how you will manage to install both Intel and Nvidia drivers on this machine, because they clash (e.g. both have a version of /usr/lib/libGL.so). I'm curious.
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Old 06-06-06, 11:55 AM   #7
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to install the nvidia drivers you must be in speed mode not stamina.

there is no problem installing both intel and nvidia driver, especially the intel as you can use the build-in xorg i810 driver

you can't use the same xorg.conf file though and you must reboot to switch video card
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Old 06-06-06, 12:00 PM   #8
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I've got a similar type of configuration here.

My laptop is a TSUNAMI Speeder 259 Ultra, that is in fact, a Uniwill 259EN3 with hybrid VGA technology.

The only solution I've tought of (altough, I didn't tried it yet), is to dynamicaly link the files both drivers (Intel/NVidia) use, acording to the lspci output.

For example:

If the lspci output had a string saying "NVidia", then the /usr/lib/libGL.so would be a link to a file called /usr/lib/libGL.so.nvidia.

In the other hand, if no NVidia string was found on the output of lspci, the /usr/lib/libGL.so would point to /usr/lib/libGL.so.intel.

A shell script running when the system starts should do the trick.

What do you think?
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Old 06-06-06, 12:03 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jyavenard
you can't use the same xorg.conf file though and you must reboot to switch video card
JY
By the way, does this happen also in windows, or does the system detect a new card automagicaly?
I never used windows on this machine, so i'm curious.
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Old 06-06-06, 12:25 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by quetzyg

...

A shell script running when the system starts should do the trick.

What do you think?
That it's a mess. That Nvidia shouldn't replace system libraries. And they also have their own implementation of the GLX extension (libglx.so) which also clashes with the standard one (libglx.a) if both are present, because .so takes precedence.
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Old 06-06-06, 04:03 PM   #11
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Quote:
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By the way, does this happen also in windows, or does the system detect a new card automagicaly?
I never used windows on this machine, so i'm curious.
same in Windows, if you flip the button you get a prompt asking you to reboot.

I'm using the same laptop under windows with VMWARE as I get a much better battery life that way... like 3.5 hours vs 2.5hours at best under FC5
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Old 11-12-07, 04:25 AM   #12
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GOOD NEWS!!

i got all working (uniwill 259EN3 /// intel 945g and nvidia 6600go) both with GLX!! auto detected by a script at boot-up, which arranges the links to point to the wright libs and sets up the wright xorg.conf!!
LIKE A DREAM!!
just follow my how to here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3752404
BE HAPPY
HAVE FUN
GOOD LUCK
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