[Solved] Video Driver

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[Solved] Video Driver

Post#1 by Jack » 03 Jul 2015, 21:10

How do I know which to use.

nVidia 340.58
nVidia legacy 304.123

Any idea? How can I check to be sure?
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Re: Video Driver

Post#2 by francois » 03 Jul 2015, 21:15

What is your video card spec. Please look at the output of lspci. Then go at the nvidia site with your card type. In doubt post the information in this thread. Soomeone will help you.
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Re: Video Driver

Post#3 by Jack » 03 Jul 2015, 21:45

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root@porteus:/home/guest# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation Device 075e (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SATA Controller (non-AHCI mode) (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configuration (rev 40)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 11h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 11h Processor Link Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C77 [GeForce 8200M G] (rev a2)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
root@porteus:/home/guest#



Here is the output. The driver I'm using is nVidia legacy 304.123 and seem to be working.
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Re: Video Driver

Post#4 by beny » 03 Jul 2015, 21:57

hi your card run only with the legacy driver 304.123 or 304.125,and mine too i have a 9600 gt and the 340.76 for me not work,but you can try if work or not you can change driver and see.

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Re: Video Driver

Post#5 by Jack » 03 Jul 2015, 22:02

beny wrote:hi your card run only with the legacy driver 304.123 or 304.125,and mine too i have a 9600 gt and the 340.76 for me not work,but you can try if work or not you can change driver and see.
Thanks for the info. Here is the spec of my laptop.

http://www.cnet.com/products/compaq-pre ... hdd/specs/

Which I get a free copy of Windows 10 the 29 of July. Not sure if I will ever use it.

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Re: Video Driver

Post#6 by beny » 03 Jul 2015, 22:08

aero, it is a bit heavy for your card,if windows10 use it of course....

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Re: Video Driver

Post#7 by francois » 04 Jul 2015, 00:02

In your lspci output the pertinent info is:

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02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C77 [GeForce 8200M G] (rev a2)
Searching the nvidia site for 340.58:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverRe ... 9413/en-us

Your card is listed in the products.

304.123:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/77037

Your card is listed in the list, but the driver is best suited for openbsd.
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Re: Video Driver

Post#8 by Jack » 04 Jul 2015, 00:12

francois wrote:In your lspci output the pertinent info is:

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02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C77 [GeForce 8200M G] (rev a2)
Searching the nvidia site for 340.58:
http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverRe ... 9413/en-us

Your card is listed in the products.

304.123:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/77037

Your card is listed in the list, but the driver is best suited for openbsd.
So the nVidia 340.58 is the better choice. I will try it.
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Re: Video Driver

Post#9 by francois » 04 Jul 2015, 00:58

Yes. But as beny said, you could try the second one and report. :)
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Re: Video Driver

Post#10 by Jack » 04 Jul 2015, 01:28

Well I try it with no luck. Just a blank screen had to hit the power button to shut down. Reboot with another copy to put files back and rebooted now everything is good to go. :Bravo:
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Re: Video Driver

Post#11 by francois » 09 Jul 2015, 21:59

Write it solved
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