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Old 09-28-2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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installing nvidia drivers on arch linux with a geforce 7300se/7200gs?

hey i'm trying to figure out in which order should i install stuff i mean do i have to install xorg first and then the nvidia drivers? or is it nvidia first and then xorg??
oh! and which driver should i install for my 7300se/7200gs? the one for the new cards or the one for the "old" ones as it says in the archwiki??
please help!.
and thanks.

i installed xorg first then nvidia, thanks...

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Old 09-28-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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The order does not matter. You can install them all at the same time even. However, I do recommend that if you do nvidia first, and it pulls down xorg-server as a dependency, that you at some point use the -D option to mark it as explicit.

This will tell you which driver to use:

You might also consider xf86-video-nouveau.

Check out the "nvidia" article on the Arch wiki for some good info.
Old 09-28-2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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PLEASE read the wiki
there is a link to it ON THE MAIN Arch page
the nvidia driver

the wiki IS THE INSTRUCTION book .

?? " do i have to install xorg first" ?
read the instructions
the install guide !!!


arch, drivers, nvidia, xorg

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