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Old 05-26-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Question [Nvidia] Where can I find the 304.88 driver slackbuild ?


Hi guys,

I have a Nvidia card that is not supported by the 310.32 driver available on SBo.

My system runs fine with the 304.88 one that was available on SBo.

I've not done a backup of the previous slackbuilds that were designed for the 304.88 and now I need it since I'm going back to Slack after some distro-hopping.

If someone has a backup of all the required files and scripts, please let me know.

Otherwise, I think that tweaking the actual nvidia slackbuild is possible but I will only do that if there's no other choices left.

Thanks you
 
Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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I think you should be able to compile 304.88 by changing the VERSION-string in the SlackBuild-scripts. That's what I did when I upgraded to 319.23.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...2/#post4935590
 
Old 05-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #4
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If someone has a backup of all the required files and scripts, please let me know.

Otherwise, I think that tweaking the actual nvidia slackbuild is possible but I will only do that if there's no other choices left.
While I like Slackbuilds and use them for most of software, in this particular case I find using nVidia "*.run" better. If you have your 304.88 binary you can use it without the script. It can also uninstall itself well enough so there's no need to use slackpkg for it.

However, if your card is not supported by a newer driver (which is rather odd) try to choose the correct driver manually at nVidia website.

Good luck .
 
Old 05-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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What is this nvidia card ?
if it is old then you might find that it is xorg that dose not support it
for example
i have an ancient gforce 2 card ( 96.run driver )
i had to downgrade xorg to use it
 
Old 05-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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I successfully installed the 304.88 run binary from nvidia but x wouldn't start.

Adding vmalloc=256M to the additional kernel parameters at the top of lilo.conf solved the issue.
 
Old 05-26-2013, 04:37 PM   #7
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However, if your card is not supported by a newer driver (which is rather odd)
Not really. Nvidia declared cards older than the Geforce 8 series as legacy cards and the 3.4 driver series as legacy driver for those cards.

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What is this nvidia card ?
if it is old then you might find that it is xorg that dose not support it
for example
i have an ancient gforce 2 card ( 96.run driver )
i had to downgrade xorg to use it
If it runs with the 304 drivers, but not the newer ones it has to be a Geforce 6 or Geforce 7 series card. Still well supported.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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I'm actually in the case described by TobiSGD.

My laptop runs a GeForce 7950 GTX that is no more supported by the upstream driver.

You have to own at least a 8 series card to have the benefits of it.

I will try the solution proposed by rkfb since it worked in his box.

AlienBOB just gave me the link of the git repository of the Slackbuilds projects.

I will pick the 302.xx branch Slackbuild and tweak it to make it compatible with my driver version.

Thanks you guys, I will let you know how this goes
 
Old 05-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #9
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Maybe this thread can help: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...xx-4175458722/
 
  


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