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NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby -~aids~- on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:34 pm

Hey guys i need some help...i've got a HP Pavilion zv5000 (old notebook...i know :D )and the VGA was a MX4 440 GO, i need to know if Mint already comes with the driver or i must install something...
Thanks :)
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440

Postby richyrich on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:37 pm

Please edit your post and remove the profanity !
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby MaddogF16 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:41 pm

It'll have a open source driver for it, just don't expect wonders from it. Family forum so please edit.. :wink:
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:43 pm

Please edit your post and remove the profanity !


Yes, please do this! As far as an answer to the question though, the MX 440 is an old card and uses the open source driver that is included with the OS now. Unfortunately, NVidea does not support these older graphics adapters any longer. The open source driver doesn't work half bad considering the age of the hardware.
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby -~aids~- on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:46 pm

Edited....Thanks guys, but, can i use the 3d effects?
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:51 pm

Edited....Thanks guys, but, can i use the 3d effects?


That's cool! I think maybe you can. Try it with the Live CD first. I used to have an MX 440 in one of my machines but that has been awhile. It's worth a shot, you might be able to get some good use out of that old machine. :)
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby MaddogF16 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:53 pm

You may but the FPS will probably be low, but that's been awhile ago now.
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby -~aids~- on Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:57 pm

YEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
I already have a desktop for gaming...but mint doesn't support my VGA(ATI HD4670)...and i just wanna pratice to be a hacker :)...and that notebook was perfect...and with the 3d effects i'm going to make crap in my pants :D
Thanks to all...loving Mint more than Ubuntu! :D
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:01 pm

Sound good! Hey, edit your above post, family forum.
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby -~aids~- on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:05 pm

maan...you guys love clean language :D (just kiding)
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:07 pm

maan...you guys love clean language :D (just kiding)


Thanks! Yes, we get a lot of young people here and we want them to come back. :)
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby MaddogF16 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:12 pm

Can't believe the proprietary driver wouldn't work on that ATI card (4670)? In the hardware drivers app it should have offered one I would think, or there was one available from synaptic package manager, or from there website. Not sure anymore as I yanked all ATI cards out and went to Nvidia when I got serious about Linux. :wink:
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby -~aids~- on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:20 pm

Here's the deal...driver installs ok...but when i reboot got a black screen...dont know how to configure xorg to get this working, but i cant keep trying...gived up :(
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby exploder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:28 pm

Try an older release. A lot of people are having issues with Mint 8 because of the Ubuntu 9.10 base. The LTS release might be a great choice on your hardware.
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Re: NVIDIA MX4 440 GO

Postby -~aids~- on Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:42 pm

alright dude...thanks....but, is this LTS a community version or just an older version of mint?
Link please :D
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