Re: Which nivida drivers?
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Doll, Margaret Ann wrote: > Thanks, Corey. > > That gives me the information. > I'll second the thanks - I didn't know about the -k flag. mark > > > On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Corey Kovacs > <corey.kovacs@xxxxxxxxx>wrote: > >> Margaret, generally speaking, dmidecode is a very useful tool. It's >> really >> useful when you want to do things like get the gospel truth on how much >> ram >> is in a machine, number of CPU's, pci slots, serial numbers etc. It >> reads >> it's information from a dump if the DMI. For your case, it might have >> been >> much simpler to just use *lspci* ? Was there any reason that wasn't >> giving >> you what you needed? I ask because it has always given me what I needed >> when dealing with NVidia drivers. >> >> Now, if you ever want to find out what version your card/kernel is >> actually >> using at a point in time, simply cat out... >> >> /proc/driver/nvidia/version >> >> I can't remember of that's exactlt right but poke around in the >> /proc/driver/ directory and you'll find it. Another way is to pass *-k* >> to >> lspci. it will tell you what driver is being used for all devices. At >> that >> point, you could do *modinfo <drivername>*. For example on my home >> system.... >> >> lspci -k >> >> ... >> 05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 >> GS] >> (rev a1) >> Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 0413 >> Kernel driver in use: nouveau >> >> This is what gets reported with respect to the video card. >> >> Anyway, just some tools and techniques to get you though. >> >> Take care >> >> >> Corey >> >> >> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:35 AM, Doll, Margaret Ann < >> margaret_doll@xxxxxxxxx >> > wrote: >> >> > Thanks for the tip on lshw. I installed the package. I had to run it >> as >> > >> > lshw > ~/hardware. >> > >> > The hardware file then had all the information I needed. I will look >> at >> > your other suggestions because keeping up with the nvidia drivers on a >> > linux system is a pain. >> > >> > dmidecode only seemed to give information on devices that were a >> integral >> > part of the cpu system and not to devices attached to the system such >> as >> > monitors. >> > >> > >> > On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM, <m.roth@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> > >> > > Hi, Margaret, >> > > >> > > Doll, Margaret Ann wrote: >> > > > I have two systems that need Nivdia drivers, but I don't know >> which >> > ones. >> > > > >> > > <snip> >> > > Use lshw or dmidecode, through more, and find out what it says it >> is. >> > Then >> > > go to NVidia's website, and see which driver it wants for >> > > Linux.<http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us> >> > > >> > > Alternatively, add elrepo to your repositories, and install >> kmod-nvidia - >> > > much easier, and it'll autorebuild every time you update to a new >> kernel >> > & >> > > reboot. I'm slowly moving folks here to that. >> > > >> > > Note you *can* explicitly make that the only thing you get from >> elrepo >> - >> > > you do it in your elrepo.repo config file. >> > > >> > > mark >> > > >> > > -- >> > > redhat-list mailing list >> > > unsubscribe >> mailto:redhat-list-request@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe >> > > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list >> > > >> > -- >> > redhat-list mailing list >> > unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe >> > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list >> > >> -- >> redhat-list mailing list >> unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe >> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list >> > -- > redhat-list mailing list > unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe > https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list > -- redhat-list mailing list unsubscribe mailto:redhat-list-request@xxxxxxxxxx?subject=unsubscribe https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list
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