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Old 03-13-11, 08:40 AM   #13
jcornwall
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Default Re: GeForce GT 420 not for Linux?

This is of course wholly unsupported so beware dragons, etc. I especially do not recommend doing this on cutting edge GPUs.

Hardware support in NVIDIA drivers means two things: logic to control the device and certification through QA testing. For a rebranded OEM card the logic is almost certainly already there but, due to their less common nature, QA takes longer to approve them.

There's a check in the open source part of the driver (yay for GPL!) which tests the device's PCI ID against an internal list (which is inaccessible, in the closed source part) for QA-verified support. If you're willing to ride without that verification, save the attached file and install the driver like this:

gunzip nv-supported-check-off.patch.gz
sh NVIDIA-Linux-ARCH-VER.run --apply-patch nv-supported-check-off.patch

That'll make a new installer which you can then run as normal.
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Old 03-14-11, 04:17 PM   #14
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Default Re: GeForce GT 420 not for Linux?

Hi, the drivers from the rpmfusion repository (using 260.19.36) did not work.

I installed the current beta driver 270.30 (without the patch) and that is working now!

Thx for the hints.
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