[plug] reset nVidia card to factory defaults??

Gavin Chester gavin.chester at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 15:43:18 WST 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 09:49 +0900, Denis Brown wrote:

> I will write to the openSuSE forum and to the good nVidia folks with a view 
> to discovering a fix or some utility / utilities that will help restore the 
> card.

Good final step, but before then ...

>    And I do have another card (nVidia 7800) that I can use to get the 
> box running in the meantime - but hopefully I will not wind up, as Arie 
> implied, with two dud cards through misadventure.

FWIW, I find the best/only way to resolve problems is to have two of any
one thing and experiment as you are going to do. But, I would hesitate
to try flashing the video bios as the way to tackle the problem :-/.
Chop and change the two cards as you are proposing to isolate/narrow the
problem. Eg., boot your box with a spare, working card first to check
there are no mb problems. This assumes they are both capable of using
the same slot. If not, try and diagnose the problem card using sax to
configure it as your secondary card. Then if successful revert to using
it as your only card. Try it with the standard drivers long before
considering the NVidia ones.


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