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Old 07-21-09, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Best Linux driver for FX5200

Hi
searching linux drivers for my FX5200 brought me to:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

Where can i see which card are supported by version xy?
What is the scheme behind these numbercodes (173. and so on)

What is the best file for my FX5200?

Thank you
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Old 07-21-09, 01:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best Linux driver for FX5200

173.14.18 is the last release that supports the GeForce 5 series, so that's probably the best to use. I used the 96.xx at work with my GeForce 4 Ti 4200 and it didn't seem very good. After a while I just used the open source nv driver that comes with Xorg instead. Now I have a 6200 at work and I'm using the 173.xx drivers. So far so good. Nice to have 3d again. :P
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Old 07-21-09, 04:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Best Linux driver for FX5200

Thank you.

OK, so i look for 173.14.xx
i guess 173.14.20 will support FX5200 too, won't it?

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d...173.14.20.html
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Old 07-21-09, 04:45 PM   #4
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I'd think anything in the 173.xx series will support the 5200. You can look at the README to get a listing of supported devices - http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html
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