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Splat_NJ
November 24th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Still only under a week with Linux and love it. I have a desktop system with an old Nvidia TNT2 video card in it. When I execute lspci -v in terminal here is what it shows:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: nVidia Corporation Device 0001
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
Memory at fd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at fa000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
Expansion ROM at fe9f0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb, rivafb

How do I know if, and what version, video driver(s) are installed and if none should I install the "185" package I found when searching for "NVidia" in the Software Center? Thanks.

Splat_NJ
November 25th, 2010, 07:18 PM
OK, I give! Is it something obvious I'm missing here?

Splat_NJ
November 27th, 2010, 03:20 AM
OK, I give! Is it something obvious I'm missing here?

The answer is...................YES!

Finally figured out it's using the Nouveau driver. DOH!