NVidia GeForce FX Go5200

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NVidia GeForce FX Go5200

This is a NVidia video adapter


  • Chipset: NVidia NV34M
  • PCI ID:
    • 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller:
      nVidia Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    • Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 248, IRQ 185
    • Memory at c1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    • Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    • Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
    • Capabilities: [44] AGP version 3.0
  • AGP 4X
  • 64 or 128MB video memory

Linux X.Org driver

Default X.Org NVidia driver, called "nv" works.

ThinkPad LCD

Display on the internal LCD works as long as you set the monitor settings correct in order to achieve the proper resolution.

External VGA port


SVideo port


DVI port


Proprietary NVidia driver

Nvidia hadrware accelerated driver installation is basically the same on every Linux with NVidia card. Here you can find a gentoo guide: [1]

Quick summary:

First, you need a kernel module. On Debian, you can install it using module-assistant, type

m-a a-i nvidia

Make sure you have the module loaded, when you run X.

Second, get the latest X driver from NVidia. The page is [2]. It will install the driver. Then, you have just to tweak X config to use module "nvidia" in place you've used module "nv".

Linux kernel Framebuffer driver

Works, but could cause conflicts with propertiary drivers in some situations.

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