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MSI 4350 video card

Postby Pat D » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:17 pm

Going nuts looking for answer and only getting confused. 2 questions

1. How do I tell if this card (given to me free) is an Intel or Nvidia chipset?
2. Can't find a specific Linux driver anywhere; is there another driver I can use for this?

Should I just stick it in, boot and see what happens? I'm having so much trouble with this box lately I'm not daring and unafraid enough to try that yet.

Running Mint 18.1, system info is below (cuz attachments aren't working for me ever - I should look into that)

System: Host: LinuxBox Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.2) dm: mdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: Gigabyte product: H55M-D2H Chassis: type: 3
Mobo: Gigabyte model: H55M-S2H v: x.x Bios: Award v: F3 date: 08/20/2010
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5 650 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12800
clock speeds: min/max: 1197/3193 MHz 1: 1463 MHz 2: 1596 MHz 3: 1995 MHz 4: 1197 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0042
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Desktop
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3b56
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ce00 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (28.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DL002 size: 1000.2GB serial: W1V075L0
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB serial: WD-WCC3F2237896
Partition: ID-1: / size: 100G used: 7.0G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
ID-2: /home size: 296G used: 116G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb7
RAID: System: supported: N/A
No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Unused Devices: none
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby Pat D » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:07 pm

So I girded up my loins and stuck the card in and booted. You shoulda seen the smoke! Just kidding.
I was nervous cuz i couldn't figure out how to turn off the onboard video. Then I figured, this box is near toast anyway, how 'bout we see what happens?

All well. Thanks for putting up with my paranoia.

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby richyrich » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Now that you have the new video card installed, re-do the terminal command inxi -Fxz, and then we can see if it has been detected properly, has the correct drivers installed, and possibility of improving by using proprietary drivers . . :)

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby Pat D » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Wonderful! Thank you! just did that. What does it tell you? I know nothing about graphics cards.
My old onboard was messing up, so this so far is a definite improvement.

pat@LinuxBox ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: LinuxBox Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.2)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: Gigabyte product: H55M-D2H
Mobo: Gigabyte model: H55M-S2H v: x.x
Bios: Award v: F3 date: 08/20/2010
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5 650 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12800
clock speeds: max: 3193 MHz 1: 1596 MHz 2: 1197 MHz 3: 1463 MHz
4: 1596 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v]
bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710 (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ce00 bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (28.5% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DL002 size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 100G used: 7.2G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
ID-2: /home size: 296G used: 116G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb7
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 47.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 210 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 1132.7/3816.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35
pat@LinuxBox ~ $

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby richyrich » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710/M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4530/4570/545v]
bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710 (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes


Everything looks great! :) The correct drivers are installed (in blue). AMD have dropped linux support for that card a while back (Mint 13), so the open source drivers (installed) are the best you can get.

If you find things are running slowly, I think it may be the Desktop Environment that you have chosen (Cinnamon). Mint's MATE and Xfce editions require much less resources than the resource-hogs of the Cinnamon or KDE editions.

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby Pat D » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:55 pm

And am I correct that changing Desktop Environment would require a fresh install?

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby richyrich » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:28 pm

Yes , it IS best ! , many others here in these forums have lamented on the problems they had by mixing/adding DEs on a single installation.

You could try the Live DVD or USB to see if you even like them first, and if indeed they meet your needs. :)

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Re: MSI 4350 video card

Postby Pat D » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:51 pm

You wouldn't believe the trouble I've had with this box since a power surge last fall. Fried the power supply, blew 1 RAM slot. Since then, in no particular order, I've been unable to keep any OS running for long. Mint 17.3, 18, 18.1, Ubuntu 16, Manjaro, Essential.... Fedora wouldn't even install. Kali, no problem. But they are all subject to, shall I call them, "idiosyncracies," that have been driving me crazy.
Unfortunately, I've had a bunch of other expenses (just retired) and can't yet replace this beast. The best part, though is that I finally got my family away from Windows, because after the last emotional upset the box had, Windows quit and I can't even reinstall it. Yea!
But of course that does mean this machine is ill, perhaps close to death's door. It has done well and will get a Viking Funeral when the time comes.


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