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Old 12th May 2012, 05:21 PM
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is my video card working?

I've been using onboard video, installed F16 64 a couple days ago, followed leigh's driver instructions, and want to see if the video card is working.
I'm asking because the videos do look a lot more clear (maybe that's due to F16), but still seem to still be bogging down a little.

$ su
Password:
# lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)

Is that my evga 512-P3-1311-KR geforce 210 32bit ddr3 pci express hdcp video card, and does that mean the video card is working with videos?
Is there any other way to verify it's actually working when watching videos?
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Old 12th May 2012, 07:32 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

In F16:

Find your name in the top right corner, click that. Come down the menu to "System Settings". Click that.

In the dialogue that opens, click the icon for "System Info". Click that.

In the overview, check the "Graphics" card item listed there. That's the one you are currently using.

Then click the "Graphics" word in the left column. Read the line labelled "Driver." That's the driver the system is actually/currently using.
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Old 12th May 2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

Quote:
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In F16:

Find your name in the top right corner, click that.
Thanks for your reply.

There's nothing in the top right corner of the desktop.
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Old 12th May 2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

Hmmm.

Although the theme will naturally be different, which means the appearance of the "panel" will be different, you should have something similar to this if you are running Gnome 3/Gnome-shell.




I'm starting to wonder if you're running in fallback mode.


WHOOPS! Never mind. I guess it would help if I could read. You're running LXDE! Not Gnome-shell. Your screen won't look a durn thing like this!
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Old 12th May 2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

Unless I miss my guess, you should be able to just run
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lsmod
in a terminal, and see if nouveau crops up in the list. If it isn't there, and nvidia is, that's (nvidia) what you are running. If nouveau is in the list, go back and have another go at Leigh's instructions.
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Old 12th May 2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

Thanks. Nvidia is there, and nouveau isn't.

However I'm not sure if onboard graphics are Nvidia.

So I'm wondering which one is playing the videos, the onboard or the graphics card.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

Uhm ... that would be the one the monitor cable is hooked up to, I think.

Okey dokey. I just had a look at the motherboard and video card in your signature, so there is no "other" video option unless you have more than one card installed. So ... if nouveau is not in the list, and you're hooked up to the nvidia card, I'm not seeing any way for some other card/driver to be at work here.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:36 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

The monitor has been hooked to the video card since getting it a year ago.
Does that mean it was always working?

I thought the video card wasn't working as videos were always bogging down, and I don't recall getting drivers for it prior to yesterday.

There's not another card installed, but I thought the motherboard had onboard video.
Maybe I'm mistaken about that but, if so, why do videos from some sites keeping bogging down?
Also, since yesterday the sound on videos sometimes stststustutterrerereereres then continues.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:41 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

The video card has always been working, you've simply changed the drivers that run it. The old drivers were the open source version, and the nvidia drivers are the nvidia supplied binaries washed through the fedora repos for better compatibility.

That being said, if the videos you refer to are the sorts of things you find on youtube etc, that's probably a networking/ISP issue, and has been all along.
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Old 12th May 2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: is my video card working?

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The video card has always been working, you've simply changed the drivers that run it. The old drivers were the open source version, and the nvidia drivers are the nvidia supplied binaries washed through the fedora repos for better compatibility.

That being said, if the videos you refer to are the sorts of things you find on youtube etc, that's probably a cpu/ram/networking/ISP issue, and has been all along.
Ohh ok thanks very much.

Youtube is usually ok, but videos on flotrack.org are the worst.
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