Linux Display Driver (X86) with Quadro FX 1500M

Hello,

My work laptop is quite old, and only has a Quadro FX 1500M in it. I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 on it. Is there any reason to think that the driver posted at http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/81760/en-us won’t work? It’s not on the supported list, but all succeeding versions of the Quadro FX are.

If not, does anyone have any recommendations for a driver I could use?

I have a Quadro FX 1400 (not M), which used to work well with driver version 304.125:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/80133/en-us
This lists Quadro FX 1500 (not M, for desktops) it might be worth a try.

It used to work well for me until a month ago, when I upgraded to my latest Linux release.
Now, no way to make it work with kernel 3.18.7/glibc2.20/GNOME 3.14.3, at least for me.

Upon further googling, it looks like you’re right - the page here http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html shows the 304.xx driver as a legacy driver for the Quadro FX 1500M. Thanks!