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    nvidia mx200 drivers

    Hi I have a small problem some one kindly gave me a nvidia mx200 card and it's showing in the lcpci thing but not the software and updates bit. I've looked high and low on the internet on how to update the card and found a thread that was some what usseful. But I've come at a stump now as I can't even get the install for it to work as they've bstoped been suported by Nvidia. Really don't know what else to do any more as it's stressing me out. I can't even get this machine to use open Gl :/.

    All the help is appricated thanks.

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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    Could you run lsmod and see if nouveau is loaded.
    Also to see if at least the Open Source drivers are being utilized, install the mesa-utils package and run "glxinfo | grep OpenGL" and report back.
    A lot of older cards were dropped mainly because of hardware limitations, and because of the upgrade from DRI1 to DRI2
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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    from the lsmod I got this:
    Code:
     Module                  Size  Used by
    rfcomm                 53664  0 
    bnep                   18895  2 
    bluetooth             342206  10 bnep,rfcomm
    binfmt_misc            13140  1 
    snd_intel8x0           33110  1 
    snd_ac97_codec        105709  1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus               12642  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm                85501  2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0
    joydev                 17101  0 
    gpio_ich               13229  0 
    snd_page_alloc         14230  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_rawmidi            25135  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                55383  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_device         14137  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
    hid_generic            12492  0 
    snd_timer              28584  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd                    60871  10 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
    serio_raw              13230  0 
    lpc_ich                16864  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    shpchp                 32128  0 
    mac_hid                13037  0 
    parport_pc             31981  1 
    ppdev                  17391  0 
    lp                     13299  0 
    parport                40836  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    usbhid                 46997  0 
    hid                    87604  2 hid_generic,usbhid
    e100                   35945  0 
    psmouse                91329  0 
    mii                    13654  1 e100
    floppy                 55416  0
    From the glxinfo | grep OpenGL I got this:
    Code:
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    kaz@kaz-Evo-D510-SFF:~$ Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
    Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0"Xlib:: command not found
    Not sure whats going on here. Please note I'm a tootal noob when it comes to anything linux.

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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    you need to install a driver for the card.

    you can try nouveau it's the open source driver for most nvidia cards.
    you can install it by going to a terminal and entering the following command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nouveau-firmware
    you'll have to logout and back in for it to take affect.

    If that one dosen't work try the propriety driver
    for a card that old you can try nvidia-173

    install with this command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-173
    good luck
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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    Definitely try to get the Open Source drivers installed. And also, what version of Ubuntu are you using? That would help us out a lot.
    nvidia-173 only supports GeForce 5+, so that might not work properly.
    For proprietary drivers, you'd need the x.org updated legacy drivers, nvidia-96 or nvidia-76 something to that extent. But I do not see that package in apt on 14.04.
    You could try Xubuntu(Ubuntu with XFCE desktop environment, less demanding on computer resources) 12.04 LTS, the drivers may still be available.

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    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/xubuntu/releases/
    If you would like to try an older LTS release of Xubuntu.
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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    The card is so old that I doubt you will get much pleasure from it, drivers or not.
    Before investing more time in the project I suggest that you take a look at what's offered in the second hand market.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Axxon95 View Post
    12.04.4 LTS, the drivers may still be available.
    The user would have to go to old releases section and get 12.04.1 (because any later version of Precise would have a newer X server version that's incompatible with nvidia 96.xx driver).

    Of course, open nouveau driver is preferable here. Please give the /var/log/Xorg.0.log if possible (use [ code ] tags because it's a lot of text).

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    Re: nvidia mx200 drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    The user would have to go to old releases section and get 12.04.1 (because any later version of Precise would have a newer X server version that's incompatible with nvidia 96.xx driver).

    Of course, open nouveau driver is preferable here.
    Thanks for clarifying the version. Was only going on vague memories.

    [Attached] I popped my GeForce 4 MX 440 64MB into my legacy build, and got 1.2 OpenGL acceleration on a LiveCD Lubuntu 14.04.1. It has some minor visual glitches.
    With GF4 only getting 1.2, I have doubts that GF2 will still work, even with nouveau. You could try slightly older, still supported versions of a Lightweight Ubuntu(and derivatives) or other Linux distros using a lightweight environment.
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