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How to determine what graphics card I have? (Solved)
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 16:16    Post subject:  How to determine what graphics card I have? (Solved)  

Hirens Boot CD confirmed it is a NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti4200 AGP8x

Thanks Pemasu!


Original Post:

Hi, I'm running puppy 4.3.1. trying to follow this thread on installing nvidia drivers. I installed Xorg DRI. Got glxgears running, got a framerate of 215, at another point a framerate of 400-something.
And that's as far as I get. I can't seem to find a way to find out what version my card is. I've tried
Code:
modprobe nvidia
and
Code:
depmod -a
modprobe nvidia
but the output is always
Code:
FATAL: Module nvidia not found


I'm fairly new to linux (and hardware) but tried what I thought would give me some hint as to what is in this box, namely dmesg, dmidecode, and looking through Hardinfo, but to no avail. I opened up the computer but the card itself doesn't tell me much either, except for little black rectangles that say samsung 235 and a bunch of numbers underneath that. I rescued this computer from a dump, so I have no idea if the nvidia card was at one point changed for another.


Edit: And cheers to the moderator editing the subject. You're right, I was assuming it's a Nvidia card, but as yet have no proof of this.

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Wed 11 May 2011, 16:47    Post subject:  

Well, you should read your posted link to the end. You need to dowload and install devx sfs and kernel source sfs which are spesific for your puppy.
Then download right nvidia installer package. Then you need to run it and after that the right kernel module driver nvidia will be installed. Then you need to switch the driver with xorgwizard to use the newly compiled and installed nvidia.

That link seems to have good guide to do as I described.

Xor DRI gives acceleration and 3D support for you nvidia driver. First you need to get it installed and load it with xorgwizard.
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 05:09    Post subject:  

Well, I did read it to the end. I still don't know which driver to get..

I have Xorg DRI installed and loaded.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 05:23    Post subject:  

as far as i know, only after yo uinstalled your drivers will your computer regonize your graphics card.

in other words, you compputer do not know what card you have unless you install driver.

hmmm?

EDIT:i think i am wrong. i should be.

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 08:25    Post subject:  

I read your first post and your topic really bad. My mistake. I am sorry.
Well, find out from net, what specs you desktop or laptop has. Usually you can obtain the graphics card information that way.
Use hiren`s boot cd to obtain information of your card. It has really good diagnostic applications.
Or use from menu > system > system status and config > hardinfo hardware information > pci devices

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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 09:00    Post subject:  

Pemasu, you seem to think this thread is about how to install a nvidia driver. It is not.
I do not know what graphics card I have. As I've said, she's a rescue. The only clue I have is a sticker on the front that reads:
Quote:
NVIDIA
Graphics n

Which leads me to believe it's a Nvidia card. But I can not seem to find out what kind. "graphics n" does not appear to be in the list of options in the Nvidia driver selection process. Even if it did, I would still need to know more than just that.

This is the whole problem, and subject of this thread. I can manage the installation.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 09:49    Post subject:  

I fixed my above post. Read above.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 09:55    Post subject:  

Look in menu > system > Pupscan interface information > pci
interfaces.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 10:12    Post subject:  

I think that Hiren`s boot cd with it`s diagnostic tools is for you.
http://www.hirensbootcd.net/download.html

Pupscan might provide useful information also.

In console #lspci -nn -v
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 10:17    Post subject:  

pemasu:
I will look for hiren's boot cd. Hardinfo gives me the following:
Code:
-PCI Devices-
Class 0600      : 1039:0648
Class 0604      : 1039:0001
Class 0601      : 1039:0963
Class 0c05      : 1039:0016
Class 0101      : 1039:5513
Class 0401      : 1039:7012
Class 0c03      : 1039:7001
Class 0c03      : 1039:7001
Class 0c03      : 1039:7001
Class 0c03      : 1039:7002
Class 0200      : 1039:0900
Class 0300      : 10de:0281


All of them have device information (that can't be copied and is not included when I generate a report), most of it seems to be included in the following read-out.

rjbrewer: Pupscan tells me:
Code:
DESCRIPTION:  645xx
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 0648  KERNEL MODULE: sis-agp

DESCRIPTION:  Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 0001  KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION:  SiS963
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 0963  KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION:  SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 0016  KERNEL MODULE: i2c-sis96x

DESCRIPTION:  5513
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 5513  KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION:  AC'97 Sound Controller
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 7012  KERNEL MODULE: snd-intel8x0

DESCRIPTION:  USB 1.0 Controller
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 7001  KERNEL MODULE: ohci-hcd

DESCRIPTION:  USB 1.0 Controller
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 7001  KERNEL MODULE: ohci-hcd

DESCRIPTION:  USB 1.0 Controller
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 7001  KERNEL MODULE: ohci-hcd

DESCRIPTION:  USB 2.0 Controller
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 7002  KERNEL MODULE: ehci-hcd

DESCRIPTION:  SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet
VENDOR: 1039  DEVICE: 0900  KERNEL MODULE: sis900

DESCRIPTION:
VENDOR: 10de  DEVICE: 0281  KERNEL MODULE: unknown
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 10:25    Post subject:  

It's not very intelligible to me, so here it is: (I tried to attach it as a file but the forum does not seem to want it)

Code:
# lspci -nn -v
00:00.0 Class 0600: 1039:0648 (rev 02)
        Subsystem: 1039:0648
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Capabilities: [c0] AGP version 3.0

00:01.0 Class 0604: 1039:0001
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32
        Memory behind bridge: e0000000-e1ffffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d8000000-dfffffff

00:02.0 Class 0601: 1039:0963 (rev 04)
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:02.1 Class 0c05: 1039:0016
        Flags: medium devsel
        I/O ports at 10c0 [size=32]

00:02.5 Class 0101: 1039:5513 (prog-if 80 [Master])
        Subsystem: 1462:7010
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 128, IRQ 16
        [virtual] Memory at 000001f0 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 000003f0 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000170 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=8]
        [virtual] Memory at 00000370 (type 3, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
        I/O ports at 4000 [size=16]
        Capabilities: [58] Power Management version 2

00:02.7 Class 0401: 1039:7012 (rev a0)
        Subsystem: 1462:7010
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
        I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
        I/O ports at e800 [size=128]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 2

00:03.0 Class 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
        Subsystem: 1462:7010
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 20
        Memory at e2024000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.1 Class 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
        Subsystem: 1462:7010
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 21
        Memory at e2020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.2 Class 0c03: 1039:7001 (rev 0f) (prog-if 10)
        Subsystem: 1462:7010
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 22
        Memory at e2021000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:03.3 Class 0c03: 1039:7002 (prog-if 20)
        Subsystem: 1462:7010
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 23
        Memory at e2022000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

00:04.0 Class 0200: 1039:0900 (rev 91)
        Subsystem: 1462:0900
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
        I/O ports at ec00 [size=256]
        Memory at e2023000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 Class 0300: 10de:0281 (rev a1)
        Subsystem: 1462:8890
        Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
        Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Expansion ROM at e1000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 10:35    Post subject:  

What is the make, model and specs of your computer??
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 10:48    Post subject:  

Yep, my next move was to scroogle that.

It is a Medion PC MT6,
type: MED MT 164
Pentium 4 2.6Ghz
514MB RAM

And thanks for helping out folks.
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kalisti

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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 11:03    Post subject:  

Well, it turned up several results that say it has a GeForce 4 8X Ti 4200 Vers. 1.0, so I will give that a shot. The official website does not list this PC anymore.

I feel silly for not having done this already. Thanks again. I hope this is the right one.

Edit: Still, it remains a guess. I cannot be sure this is actually what is in this PC.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 May 2011, 12:09    Post subject:  

Edit: I'll make a new thread, as this post was not about finding out what graphics card I have, but the installation process of a nvidia driver.
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