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Old 01-25-12, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hello,

I've just bought a new Medion Akoya which features the nVidia GT630M.

Aren't they any drivers for this card? I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu but no way...
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Old 01-25-12, 10:37 AM   #2
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Can you submit your machine information (including product page link) on https://bugs.launchpad.net/lpbugreporter/+bug/752542? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-26-12, 11:46 AM   #3
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Hi!

Thanks for your answer. So did I : https://bugs.launchpad.net/lpbugrepo...2/comments/484

Can you explain me what this is all about? I can't really get it...
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Old 01-26-12, 12:26 PM   #4
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It's very simple. Now we know the ID of your card - 0de9. It's not on the list of supported cards yet, though that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't supported. But there's another thing besides getting the card itself to work. That thing is Optimus. In short, Optimus is a big PITA for Linux users. Search around if you want to know more.
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Old 01-26-12, 02:22 PM   #5
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Yeah I know about Optimus... I used Bumblebee but as the card itselfs isn't supported I can't use it to use Optimus and switch cards.

So I'm first trying to make my Linux recognize the card, so that I've 3D enabled and can try Bumblebee.

How can nVidia create unsupported cards?? Isn't there anyway to do so?
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Old 01-26-12, 04:42 PM   #6
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How can nVidia create unsupported cards??
It makes sense that the Linux driver sometimes lags behind the Windows driver, considering the market share of the OSes. Then, it could also be the laptop vendor doing crazy things, like the current case of Lenovo and the 555M cards.
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Old 01-27-12, 12:25 AM   #7
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It makes sense that the Linux driver sometimes lags behind the Windows driver, considering the market share of the OSes. Then, it could also be the laptop vendor doing crazy things, like the current case of Lenovo and the 555M cards.
Yeah, "lags behind", I can understant, but here it seems completely unsupported, I can't find any driver for the 630M even on the official nVidia website and even for Windows.

Well I regret as well Medion chose this card... Dunno about the Lenovo case but I understand the people deceived by what they bought at high cost for no 3D support >.<
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Old 01-27-12, 09:31 AM   #8
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IIRC, the GT 630M is already a part of newer driver inf files at least for Windows.
http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/top...t-asus-mobile/

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[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_10AC1043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_10BC1043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_10CC1043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_14071043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_14471043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_21061043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_21101043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_21131043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_21281043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
[DEV_0DE9&SUBSYS_212E1043] NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
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Old 01-29-12, 08:28 AM   #9
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Ok seems like the driver is included in 290.35 where linux versions are limited to 295.10.

Does anyone know where to find the information about the release date of the 290.35 - linux version ?
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Old 01-29-12, 08:56 AM   #10
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Hi!

Thanks for your answer. So did I : https://bugs.launchpad.net/lpbugrepo...2/comments/484

Can you explain me what this is all about? I can't really get it...
It looks like that the card can be disabled for saving power (using bbswitch w/ or w/o Bumblebee). Now, we've to wait for driver support.
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