fairly recent enough system. nvidia 6200.
full install of slackware. then i use these instructions to install drivers:
Install nvidia driver in Slackware Linux
Before begin the nvidia driver installation, you must make a copy of the original /etc/X11/xorg.conf as a backup. Use the copy command example below:
root@slackware:~# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.ori
If you choose to install the nvidia driver that you download from nvidia website, you must close kde or x-window and install the driver from Linux command line terminal.
Copy the driver to the directory that you placed all third party software such as /usr/local/src. This is not necessary, just a good habit. To install the driver, run the nvidia driver with the sh command like in the example below.
root@slackware:/usr/local/src# cp /home/luzar/Desktop/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run /usr/local/src/
root@slackware:~# cd /usr/local/src/
root@slackware:/usr/local/src# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
Now, you just need to answer all the questions to configure nvidia driver and the nvidia installation program will do the driver and kernel installation for you.
when i startx the computer freezes with an underscore in the top left hand of screen and i can't switch between tty's.
simple thing i'm missing here or?!
i know the pc and card work fine with other linux and win os's.