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  1. #1

    Linux Drivers for NVIDIA Mobile GPUs

    Are there Linux drivers for:

    GeForce 8600M GS

    GeForce 8600M GT

    GeForce 8800M GTS

    GeForce 8800M GTX

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Here's the supported products list:

    Supported Products List

    It appears that all you mentioned are on the list.

    Drivers are here.

  3. #3
    How did you navigate to the "Supported Product list? I'd like to be able to navigate to it in the future.

    Also the only M (mobile) GPUs out of the ones I listed are the 8600M GS and the 8600M GT. The 8800GTS and GTX listed are the desktop GPUs, not the mobile.

    On the drivers page only the 8700M GT is available, not the 8600M GS or the 8600M GT, or any others.

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  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    The 8800M started being supported in this release:

    Linux Display Driver - x86

    Check the column on the left side of the page for the supported products list.

    Check the archived drivers link in that same column for info on all the various drivers.

  6. #5
    Thanks so much for the help.

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    nVidia use a unified driver architecture so in theory the driver works for all cards. Recently though they split off the older cards to avoid carrying too much legacy so there are essentially only two drivers to choose from.

    Occasionally a new card causes a bit of trouble because it contains all new technology but the update is always on the way within a month or two. I run an 8600GT in my rig.

  8. #7
    So to sum this all up and put it all together, these links provide what's needed.

    Appendix*A.*Supported NVIDIA GPU Products

    Unix Drivers Portal Page

    And the latest NVIDIA Linux driver supports all of the mobile GPUs I've listed.

    It's just stupid how NVIDIA doesn't have any of them available on the main driver finder and download page here.

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