Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 10-14-11, 10:59 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 44
Send a message via AIM to MNKyDeth
Default PCI ID - Which File

I am trying to find which file contains the PCI ID within the Linux Nvidia drivers.

I have just purchased the Lenovo Y570 with the Nvidia 555m graphics chip. This chip in this particular laptop has a different PCI ID that is not supported in the Linux nvidia graphics drivers.

There is a switch on the front edge of the laptop that disables and enables the nvidia chip. I plan on having the nvidia chip on the entire time while never using the Intel worthless pos chip.

From what I gather all I need to do is have the correct PCI ID in the driver for it to work. If I can find that file and plug in the correct PCI ID that would be great. Any info is appreciated.
MNKyDeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-11, 09:56 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 30
Default Re: PCI ID - Which File

The list is in the README.txt file, which you can see if you unpack the driver with --extract-only.

In Ubuntu, we have a file called "additional_card_ids", which we include with the debian packaging scripts. You can see it if you download the scripts with "apt-get source nvidia-graphics-drivers". This file contains ids that are not yet included in the Nvidia driver. You can get your card's id (with lspci -vn |grep VGA) and put it in that file. Then, rebuild nvidia-graphics-drivers (with dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b -tc) and install nvidia-current.
adrianveidt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.