Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson
sbisson

Vitrified

I've finally worked out why I'm now getting Aero Glass on one of my Windows Vista test beds, my Toshiba M200 Tablet PC. Its Nvidia Go5200 video card only has 32MB of on-board memory, so shouldn't meet the 128MB minimum video RAM requirement...

Surprisingly Nvidia has done something rather innovative with its latest Vista drivers, and the Go5200 now uses shared memory. Which means it can take a chunk of the tablet's 1GB of RAM, and bootstrap itself up into using Vista's high-end graphics modes.

A nifty hack.

The combination of Vista's search-based UI, Aero Glass, and the M400 Toshiba driver hack (and now the 2007 Office Beta 2 Technical Refresh) have given a nearly three year old laptop a new lease of life.

I still want a Core Duo Toshiba M400, though...
Tags: aero glass, nvidia, tablet pc, windows vista
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