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Old 04-07-08, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT 256mb - BIOS needed to work in Linux

A friend gave me this card to replace my older "junk" card. Trying to get it to work in Ubuntu has been impossible - I won't even explain everything I've tried. My friend did let slip the other day that he had to use drivers from another source for it to work in Windows - which got me thinking. This guy LOVES to play with his hardware, and I'd be willing to be he flashed the BIOS on the card, and I think this is why I'm having problems. So, does anyone know:

(1) Where I can get a copy of the original BIOS V5.43.02.66.51 ?

(2) How the heck I actually flash the BIOS - I haven't got a clue !! ?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-08-08, 06:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT 256mb - BIOS needed to work in Linux

How about reading the sticky threads
on how to install drivers on recent distributions
and how to report problems first,
so nvidia guys can make sure it is indeed the BIOS?

Because I guess the problem lies elsewhere.

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Old 04-09-08, 06:34 PM   #3
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How about reading the sticky threads
on how to install drivers on recent distributions
and how to report problems first,
so nvidia guys can make sure it is indeed the BIOS?

Because I guess the problem lies elsewhere.

Fuchs
You guess wrong, and thanks for the warm welcome to the forums. The card was flashed by it's previous owner. I finally found on a completely different web site 3 versions of the firmware for the card. It originally just flat out wouldn't work in Ubuntu, period. After using the 3rd version of the firmware it now can at least RUN in Ubuntu, though it thinks it is a 128mb card instead of 256mb. So, next time before just blowing up at someone, ask an intelligent question back first. See, if you had asked what version of the firmware are you running, what version of Ubuntu are you running, what is the symptoms of the problem, you would be helping. RTFM from you should be changed to RMFP from me.

It may interest you to know I *DID* follow the sticky - the part about Debian/Ubuntu. The files/packages were all deleted as per the sticky. I still had problems.
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Old 04-10-08, 02:37 AM   #4
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Default Re: PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT 256mb - BIOS needed to work in Linux

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See, if you had asked what version of the firmware are you running, what version of Ubuntu are you running, what is the symptoms of the problem, you would be helping.
If you had read the sticky post about reporting a problem, you would have known how to submit all that information in a single bugreport in the style that nvidia has standardized. That enables them (and others on the forum) to diagnose problems without asking the same questions over and over again.
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Default Re: PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT 256mb - BIOS needed to work in Linux

@anew

Tried any of these BIOSes? http://www.google.pl/search?q=5.43.0...ient=firefox-a
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Old 04-10-08, 02:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT 256mb - BIOS needed to work in Linux

so, ask the previous owner for the original bios. If he isn't completly braindead, he saved it somewhere.
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