[Wine] Incorrect Video Card Recognization

AnotherNewbie wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Mar 17 19:46:30 CDT 2011

First off, I'm a Linux newbie, so some things that should be basic knowledge might go over my head and I apologise for that in advance. I've already done a bit of digging on this, but I've hit a point where I just don't know how to figure it out any further.

I just put a new machine together with a GeForce GTX460 SE video card. I'm running 64-bit Linux Mint 10 and WINE 1.2.2, and I've got NVidia driver 210.19.06 installed (the most current, according to Mint's 'Additional Drivers' tool in the control centre).

The problem is that any program I try to run in WINE thinks I've got a GeForce 8300 GS and severely limits my graphics options.

Video Card ID from Star Wars Galaxies:

Video Description: NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS
Video Identifier: 0x10DE[v], 0x0423[d]
Video Driver Version: 6.15.0011.9745
Video Memory Size: 128 MB
Vertex Shader Version: 3.0
Pixel Shader Version: 3.0
DirectX Version: 9.0c

and here's the output from lspci:

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0e23 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
	Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1366
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
	Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
	Memory at d8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
	Memory at d4000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
	I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
	[virtual] Expansion ROM at fe980000 [disabled] [size=512K]
	Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
	Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
	Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
	Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
	Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nouveau, nvidiafb

I appreciate any help anyone can give me on this.

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