343.22 does not want to install with GTX280 graphic card


I used the help form to search the appropriate driver for my graphic card with the following informations (translated from french):
product type: Geforce
product serial: Geforce 200 Series
product range: Geforce GTX 280

the search button redirect me to the Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver 343.22

the first message is:
WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 GPU installed in this system is supported through the NVIDIA 340.xx legacy Linux graphics drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more information. The 343.22 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will ignore this GPU.

the second message is:
WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 343.22 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system. For further details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

My chispset has to be supported according the supported products tab when I look at the download page.

PS: more detail on the graphic card:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT200 [GeForce GTX 280] (rev a1).

The 340.xx legacy Linux graphics drivers adviced by the nvidia run script seems to be for QUADRO graphic cards.

What can I do ?

Your card is legacy


I agree,
But I can see two problems.

first, I used the driver search form, which point me to the wrong driver.

Second problem/misunderstanding, the driver download page indicates that my card is supported :

From my point of view, there is a bug in the website.
Is there an url where i could report this problem or posting in this forum is enough?

We are aware about this issue and going to correct Supported Product list for 343.22 driver on website. Meanwhile you can check driver readme.txt or html document which has correct list.


It is good to know that nvidia is aware of this.
Hope it will be corrected soon to avoid other misunderstanding.



Good find mobidyc! Yeah hopefully this gets resolved in a future website update. :)

Hmm, if drivers 340.32 installs drivers thinking you’re running a Quatro? Maybe it’s just for the instruction set, such as SLI Mosaic mode was originally only configured to work on Quatro cards… maybe by this driver trick it allows non-Quatro cards to do SLI Mosaic… that’s my guess heh. It shouldn’t affect your gaming performance though. ;)