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rainwalker
June 12th, 2009, 10:41 PM
It's a simple question, I know, but Google yielded no answers. In case it matters, I'm running 64-bit Jaunty, fresh install.
I recently got a ThinkPad W700 with an Nvidia Quadro (I think it's something like FX3700) and heard that they use special drivers rather than the v180 or v173 ones listed in the Restricted Drivers Manager). If this is true, do I download them from the Nvidia site?
If this isn't the case, can anyone attest to whether the v185 driver is any better than the v180 driver that Ubuntu recommends?

gradinaruvasile
June 12th, 2009, 10:53 PM
I have a quadro NVS 135 (Dell Latitude D630) working with the 180.60 drivers (from the site).
And the drivers are not listed on the nvidia site for this card either.
The 180 series (intrepid) stock drivers caused the fan to run full throttle, the 177s, 180.51 and 180.60 are working fine, the 185s throttled up the fan again.
Hope it helps

rainwalker
June 12th, 2009, 11:01 PM
I have a quadro NVS 135 (Dell Latitude D630) working with the 180.60 drivers (from the site).
And the drivers are not listed on the nvidia site for this card either.
The 180 series (intrepid) stock drivers caused the fan to run full throttle, the 177s, 180.51 and 180.60 are working fine, the 185s throttled up the fan again.
Hope it helps

That's unfortunate...I think I'll try the v185 driver first, if that doesn't work I might try the one from Nvidia's site (it does list one for my card).

I'll report back