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    Question External GPU issue

    Dear all,

    I set up a external GPU device based on a GForce GTX 580.
    I'm running Linux (Slackware64 13.1).
    I use the PE4H ver 2.4 (PCIe passive adapter from to connect the card to my desktop.
    I tried both packages from SlackBuild and and got the same issue.

    Here comes the issue:

    when I do a

    modeprobe nvidia

    it comes

    FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/ /nvidia.ko): No such device

    lspci does not show the card.

    It's like the card is not connected.
    Some LEDs of the PE4 and the HP4A are on and the fan of the card works.
    I checked out the BIOS ans found that it was set to automatically disables the integrated graphics' VGA output. I disabled this option.
    I power on the card before the desktop.
    I wonder whether I need to install a driver or a firmware in order to get HP4A working first, or ig it requires additional power.
    If one of you have any experience with that stuff, some hits would be very appreciated.
    I thank you in advance,


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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Did you try to install the native/proprietary nVidia drivers for this card first?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    yes and I get

    FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/ /nvidia.ko): No such device

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