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#1 2013-05-09 21:53:39

Issam2204
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[SOLVED] Driver for Nvidia Geforce 210

Hi guys. I'm having some trouble searching the proper video driver for my system. I need the nvidia driver for my Geforce 210.

The wiki says: "For GeForce 2/3/4 MX/Ti series cards [NV11 and NV17-NV28], install nvidia-96xx package, available in the AUR. " , but is there any way to avoid using AUR?

I've tried downloading the propretary driver from Nvidia' site and couldn't install it. So i'm thinking about the open drivers: is Nouveau a good choice in your opinion?

Thanks for reading!

Last edited by Issam2204 (2013-05-11 13:11:45)

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#2 2013-05-09 22:00:43

Gusar
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Re: [SOLVED] Driver for Nvidia Geforce 210

You have Geforce 200, not 2/3/4.

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#3 2013-05-09 22:02:03

Issam2204
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Re: [SOLVED] Driver for Nvidia Geforce 210

I thought 2 meant 200. So what do you think i should install? Now i'm even more confused.

Last edited by Issam2204 (2013-05-09 22:02:17)

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#4 2013-05-09 22:19:00

Gusar
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Re: [SOLVED] Driver for Nvidia Geforce 210

No, 2 means 2. What a concept, huh? smile Man, you must be young if you don't know the Geforce 2. I had one, in a machine with an AMD Duron 800MHz processor. Those were the times smile. I still have the machine, but the Geforce 2 died, so it got replaced with a Geforce FX 5200.

You should install the mainline driver - nvidia/nvidia-utils.

Last edited by Gusar (2013-05-09 22:23:49)

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#5 2013-05-10 13:05:00

t0m5k1
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Re: [SOLVED] Driver for Nvidia Geforce 210

Issam2204 wrote:

I thought 2 meant 200. So what do you think i should install? Now i'm even more confused.

run the following command & post the output here:

 lspci | grep VGA

if you REALLY do mean Geforce 210 you should see something like this (as I have a Geforce 210)

┌─(t0m5k1@b0x)-(1131/pts/3)-(03:02pm:10/05/13)-
└─>(%:~)
└─>> lspci | grep VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)

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#6 2013-05-11 13:11:30

Issam2204
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Re: [SOLVED] Driver for Nvidia Geforce 210

@t0m5k1

Yes i have  a Geforce 210 and not a "2" card series. Thanks for answering smile

@Gusar

Not so young, just ignorant smile Thank you so much for your help.


Now i have the nvidia driver installed from official repo.

Thanks again!

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