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Re: [opensuse] Intel 945 Chipset, powered by NVIDIA: Should I install NVIDIA driver?
  • From: Linux <hans.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 14:03:43 +0700
  • Message-id: <4A26204F.5010202@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. wrote:
On or about Tuesday 02 June 2009 at approximately 22:52:32 Hawit composed:

I have Sony Vaio VGN-SZ38 GP and on Windows platform, I can check that my
chipset is Intel 945, and powered by NVIDIA. So is that mean I should
install NVIDIA driver to get best performance for my GUI?

I tried to install NVIDIA via one click install, but didnt work, the
screen went blank.


Open a terminal (xterm or konsole) and post the output of:

lspci -v

and as root, also post:

hwinfo --gfxcard

If it is an Intel Card, you are not going to get the NVidia driver to
drive
the display. Who know, your motherboard may have an NVidia
chipset/controller, but your graphics card is the Intel 945.

(Bailing wire and duct-tape -- any combination of chips will do these days ;-)


here is my lspaci -v result:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (prog-if 00
[VGA controller])
Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 81e6
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at dc200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
I/O ports at 1800 [size=8]
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at dc300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
Capabilities: [90] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit-
Count=1/1 Enable-
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: intelfb

00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 81e6
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at dc280000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2

and hwinfo:
09: PCI 02.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_27a2
Unique ID: _Znp.z4+RYGeWogD
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "Intel 945 GM"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x27a2 "945 GM"
SubVendor: pci 0x104d "Sony Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x81e6
Revision: 0x03
Memory Range: 0xdc200000-0xdc27ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0x1800-0x1807 (rw)
Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xdc300000-0xdc33ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 16 (7058143 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000027A2sv0000104Dsd000081E6bc03sc00i00"
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
Driver Info #1:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: intel
3D Support: yes
Extensions: dri
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

10: PCI 02.1: 0380 Display controller
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_27a6
Unique ID: ruGf.1nBKupHIfR4
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.1
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:02.1
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated
Graphics Controller"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x27a6 "Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express
Integrated Graphics Controller"
SubVendor: pci 0x104d "Sony Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x81e6
Revision: 0x03
Memory Range: 0xdc280000-0xdc2fffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d000027A6sv0000104Dsd000081E6bc03sc80i00"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

Primary display adapter: #9

so i think it's definitely Intel, not NVIDIA. It's just i have an NVIDIA
logo on my notebook that confuses me :P
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