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Author: terryc
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Discovery #fail
On Sun, 14 Mar 2021 16:34:25 +0000
Steve Scott via Dng <dng@???> wrote:

> Greetings all,
>     I've been a long time Devuan user, and have donated to the
> project because I would very much like to see it continue. I recently
> was forced to upgrade my laptop, having completely destroyed my old
> one, and upon installation (dual boot) of Beowulf 3.1.0 and reboot,
> was dropped into a shell prompt, no graphics. LSPCI revealed only 2
> devices were actually identified, the others merely providing
> vendor/device ID information, including the NVIDIA gfx device.

Back in ascii, there was a program "update-pciids" which you could run
to ensure you had could run to ensure you had the latest device Ids.

However, it doesn't appear in the programs for beowulf (amd64)

> dmidecode provided plenty of information however. I was able to
> install the driver from the vendor and get CUDA working, but was
> never able to get Xorg to recognize the display.
> Since a desktop was pretty critical to my needs for this machine, I
> gave Ubuntu a shot - not that I like Ubuntu all that much, but they
> do seem to have desktop setup polished well.
> Whadayaknow, Ubuntu pretty much discovered everything, so it appears
> I will be living here for the time being. Happy to provide whatever
> data you need. SWS

You didn't say which laptop/model you have.
Ubuntu seems to have connections where it can provide drivers for
certain laptops/models. You may have just lucked upon one that it so