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Nividia does not support any of there laptop chipsets with their Forceware drivers. I have a Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC and the driver is dated November 2004. What is a guy to do?

Well, being the geek that I am, I wanted to circumvent that. I basically opened up the nv4_disp.inf file, added a new string based on the device ID of my particular chipset (GeForce go FX5200) and then added another line. I just followed what they had in there for a regular FX5200 but subsituted my device ID and chipset name in the INF file. Well, it worked. I'm now running Forceware 77.72 on my tablet and so far haven't seen any side effects. Now to install Battlefield 2 to see how well it runs.

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 3:27 PM Gaming , Misc | Back to top


Comments on this post: No new Nvidia drivers for laptop computers (until now hahaha)

# re: No new Nvidia drivers for laptop computers (until now hahaha)
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What did you exactly add and unde3r which section in that inf file?
I'm also a Portege M200 user and for some reason I can't play The Battlefield 2 Demo..

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Left by san on Jul 05, 2005 8:38 AM

# re: No new Nvidia drivers for laptop computers (until now hahaha)
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Its real easy to update your laptop drivers. Unpack your original drivers form your manufgacturer, in this case, Toshiba. Copy any .inf file, into the extract setup of the new drivers you downloaded from nVidia. Make sure that they are mobile drivers though.
Left by Nick on Jul 08, 2005 5:42 AM

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I should note that once I did this, my Tablet PC wouldn't autorotate when I rotated the screen around. When I used the Nvidia rotate tool in the driver, the pen wasn't being read correctly.
Left by Mark Schmidt[MSFT] on Jul 27, 2005 12:56 PM

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