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Old 01-07-10, 12:58 PM   #7
StarShip
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Default Re: G210M not working with F12_X64 on Asus UL50VT

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Originally Posted by Dr. Funkenstein View Post
I think they did drop the support for it. I know that it used to be listed as a supported card..... that was one of the main reasons I purchased this Dell laptop..... and if you read the README file it is on the list, but that list also states that the newer and more official list is the one that is posted on the official NVIDIA download page, and the G 210M is not on the list of supported products for both the beta driver download page, and the official driver download page..... check out those 2 pages:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_195.30.html
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...64_190.53.html


This is the less-official README page (with the G 210M on it): ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...rtedchips.html
The driver readme has it listed and I believe the question was addressed by Arron somewhere in the forum... can't recall which post, he stated that it's supported.


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I really would like to use the dedicated G 210M instead of the integrated G 9400M that's on the Dell Studio XPS 13 motherborad..... I only had my linux install going for an hour or 2, so I never got around to tackling that problem, but the NVIDIA settings manager only had the G 9400 M listed, and it only said "integrated" instead of dedicated.
I looked at your xorg.confg and I don't see the "BusID" "PCI:X:X:X" to the device section, your looks like it should be set to PCI:2:0:0 for the G210, can you post your X.org.log?
The 9400 would be PCI:3:0:0.
You need to specify BusID when a unit has two GPU's installed.
You may want to try the 9400 first and see how it goes.
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As you can see in that thread link above, I was able to get Archlinux up and running (but it was only using the G 9400 M)..... until it broke and stopped running for me. I still don't know what the problem was, but for some reason it stopped booting into a graphical environment so I decided to reformat the entire disk with Windows 7 since the Hybrid SLI had been working very nicely..... but I really want to use Linux.
I ran mint live and it worked fine on my intel gpu but I use Fedora which is dead on both GPU'S! There is a bug in the intel i915 driver or X windows.
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