NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

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nicangeli
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

Post by nicangeli » 2011/08/25 00:03:37

Hey all,

I'm having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. The max resolution I am able to chose is 1024*768 not 1366*768, so I'm assuming the dedicated video drivers are not installed.

The output from lspci is http://pastebin.com/WQNE50vE


"grep Chipset /var/log/Xorg.0.log" outputs http://pastebin.com/7amXNngs if this is of anyuse to anyone

I'd really appreciate some help getting this working, cheers.

Oh and it's a NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M :)

Nick

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/08/25 00:32:30

Welcome to the [i]CentOS[/i] fora. Congratulations on being one of the few who do the recommended reading before posting a query. ;-)

Please post the output returned by executing --

[code]
[b]lspci -nn | grep -i graphics[/b]
[/code]
I have examined the information that you have provided and it is clear that the VGA driver is being used for the [i]Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller[/i] rather than a graphics driver for the [i]nVidia[/i] controller.

I would advise that your become familiar with the [url=http://elrepo.org]ELRepo Project[/url], configure your system to be able to access the repositories and then install the kernel independent, kABI tracking [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-nvidia]kmod-nvidia[/url] package. Once it has been installed, re-boot the system and then see if you now configure the correct resolution for the monitor.

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

Post by nicangeli » 2011/08/25 09:36:31

[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
[code]
[b]lspci -nn | grep -i graphics[/b]
[/code]
[/quote]
http://pastebin.com/T11hwGEa
[quote]
I have examined the information that you have provided and it is clear that the VGA driver is being used for the [i]Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller[/i] rather than a graphics driver for the [i]nVidia[/i] controller.

I would advise that your become familiar with the [url=http://elrepo.org]ELRepo Project[/url], configure your system to be able to access the repositories and then install the kernel independent, kABI tracking [url=http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-nvidia]kmod-nvidia[/url] package. Once it has been installed, re-boot the system and then see if you now configure the correct resolution for the monitor.[/quote]

Thanks for the tips, will do and get back to everyone if it's solved. Cheers

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/08/25 13:21:56

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately I did not ask you to execute the correct command line! :roll:

Please post in-line, here, the output produced by running --

[code]
[b]lspci -s 01:00.0 -nv[/b]
[/code]
That should produce the right information about the [i]nVidia[/i] controller.

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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

Post by nicangeli » 2011/08/25 14:42:28

[quote]
AlanBartlett wrote:
Thank you for the information. Unfortunately I did not ask you to execute the correct command line! :roll:

Please post in-line, here, the output produced by running --

[code]
[b]lspci -s 01:00.0 -nv[/b]
[/code]
That should produce the right information about the [i]nVidia[/i] controller.[/quote]

Haha, no worries.



01:00.0 0300: 10de:0df5 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: 1028:04ca
Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
Memory at f5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at f6000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb



And out of interest, when I run the following commands, it stops Centos from booting.

rpm --import http://elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
rpm -Uvh http://elrepo.org/elrepo-release-6-4.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia

I have to boot in "safe mode" and do yum remove kmod-nvidia :s

Cheers again for all this

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M Drivers

Post by NedSlider » 2011/08/25 18:24:21

[quote]
nicangeli wrote:

And out of interest, when I run the following commands, it stops Centos from booting.

rpm --import http://elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
rpm -Uvh http://elrepo.org/elrepo-release-6-4.el6.elrepo.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia

I have to boot in "safe mode" and do yum remove kmod-nvidia :s

Cheers again for all this[/quote]

Hmm, that's not good.

Not much to go on above.
Can you describe in more detail "stops Centos from booting"?
Any error messages?
What do you mean by "safe mode"?
When booting to safe mode after yum installing kmod-nvidia, can you look in /var/log/messages and /var/log/Xorg.0.log for clues?

I'm fishing for clues here really :-)

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