Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz
Nvidia Graphics card ... GTX 550 Ti
18.104.22.168-pclos3.bfs and 22.214.171.124-pclos3.pae.bfs
The card is not being correctly recognised by the OS ..... it is enumerated in Hardware as
VGA compatible controller
Module: Card:NVIDIA cards not working with nv
and LSPCI shows
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 1244 (rev a1)
I am presently booted into the pclos3.bfs kernel ...... after a couple of hours trying both kernels.
I have tried all the available drivers from Nvidia, nouveau, nv etc etc
When PCC is launched the highlighted driver is always vesa
If chosen it will boot into vesa ...... else it goes to a log in screen if any other driver is selected.
Errors when attempting to startx or kde are along the lines of
Could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0
Failed to initialise the NVidia GPU @ PCI: 1.0.0
I have uninstalled every NVidia package and reinstalled a couple of time.
I even copied the xorg.conf file from the 64 bit OS to see if that might help ..... nope
Presently I believe it is using the 280 Nvidia driver .... screen res and KDE effects are working as normal.
My first question is ..... is there anywhere I can get the PCLOS package for the 285 driver? ...... maybe despite the problems it caused for other users it might solve mine.
I have, out of desperation, installed the 64 bit test OS on a small partition on this same hardware.
The graphics card is correctly recognised and all has been fine over many boots.
I am stumped ....... just don't know what else I can try except another driver.
Any help really appreciated ....... this is my main PC with all my data on various partitions.
Thanks for reading