NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M

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This is a NVidia video adapter


  • Chipset: NVidia ??
  • PCI ID: 10de:0A6C
  • PCI-E
  • 256 or 512 MB video memory

Linux driver - OpenSource

Works with Nouveau git or a recent kernel with this patch respectively. (This fixes the problem, where the driver falsely disabled discrete graphic, which resulted in a black screen.) 2D is supported, while 3D support is under development...

Linux driver - Proprietary

For the latest proprietary drivers go to the NVIDIA Unix Drivers page. Several users have experienced unreliability when using various versions of the proprietary NVIDIA drivers (specifically v185 installed by Ubuntu 9.10 and v190 from NVIDIA). However NVIDIA linux driver v195 should work correctly. Remember to check official repository of your distribution before installing from proprietary scripts (see below). If drivers don't work, switch back uninstalling the driver. Try removing /etc/X11/xorg.conf if still doesn't work.

T510 Backlight controls are not functional while running nVidia driver 195 beta under Ubuntu Lucid Alpha 3. They can be controlled by either changing brightness in a VT or adding the following to the "Devices" section of xorg.conf: Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"

Install on Fedora 12 from repository

The following has just been successfully tested on Fedora 12 (kernel and kmod-nvidia-PAE-195.36.15-1.fc12.2.i686. Rpm Fusion repository provide latest nvidia packages. Install the repository and the then install the driver using yum (# yum install kmod-nvidia-PAE). Put nouveau on the modules blacklist. For details check Rpm Fusion how-to. Backlight controls don't work, try the T510 trick shown above.

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