This is so stupid, why cant there be a logical versioning to the video cards.
I just don’t understand what driver to install.
My card is:
Accept-123:~ # hwinfo --gfxcard 35: PCI 200.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA) [Created at pci.319] Unique ID: B35A.Z1K5+Ql+lc9 Parent ID: 3hqH._4Jk6Hys5IC SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.0/0000:02:00.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0 Hardware Class: graphics card Model: "nVidia GT200 [GeForce GTX 260]" Vendor: pci 0x10de "nVidia Corporation" Device: pci 0x05e2 "GT200 [GeForce GTX 260]" Revision: 0xa1 Driver: "nouveau" Driver Modules: "drm" Memory Range: 0xf5000000-0xf5ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable) Memory Range: 0xf2000000-0xf3ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable) I/O Ports: 0xac00-0xac7f (rw) Memory Range: 0xf6c80000-0xf6cfffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled) IRQ: 24 (1372 events) I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw) Module Alias: "pci:v000010DEd000005E2sv00000000sd00000000bc03sc00i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: nvidiafb is not active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nvidiafb" Driver Info #1: Driver Status: nouveau is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nouveau" Driver Info #2: Driver Status: nvidia is not active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe nvidia" Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown Attached to: #11 (PCI bridge) Primary display adapter: #35 Accept-123:~ # lspci | grep VGA 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT200 [GeForce GTX 260] (rev a1)
My best guess is that I should use the G01 variant
As I understand it there is a kernel driver to install depending in the card, problem with that is that the kernel i downgraded what ever that will impact.
Would it be better to download the driver from nvidia and compile ? or should I go with the older kernel ? Not sure what the older kernel will do, I will most probably not notice anything.