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Hi all. I am running Slackware 10.2, and I am having trouble installing the Nvidia drivers. I already downloaded the drivers, and when I run the installation, it tells me that it couldn't find the correct kernel source. I also tried to specify the kernel source path to /usr/src/linux..., but it didn't work. Anyone has a tip?
Also, I created a user and I can't get that user to start X. I can start X as root, but when I logon with another user X doesn't start. Any idea of why this is happening? Thanks
Re: Can't install NVIDIA drivers on Slackware 10.2
Originally posted by augu2000 Hi all. I am running Slackware 10.2, and I am having trouble installing the Nvidia drivers. I already downloaded the drivers, and when I run the installation, it tells me that it couldn't find the correct kernel source.
It needs the kernel sources of the installed kernel. It looks under /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build.
If this path resolves to your kernel sources, then you shouldn't run 'make mrproper' after you've installed a newly compiled kernel.
When installing the drivers, I specified the kernel source path /usr/source/linuw... (I don't remember the last part, but it was the kernel source version), using the command --kernel-source-path. It did not help. I'm running the default kernel intalled with Slackware 10.2 (I think is bare.i). I checked Slackware packages and aparently the kernel source kernel-source-2.4.31-noarch-1 is installed . I am not sure I have what I need to install the drivers. Do I? Thanks
If u can do it an alternative for u wd be to install 10.2 with test26.s kernel and get modules,alsa driver and source from 2.6.13 on 2nd install cd. U wd have to remove the 2.4.31 kernel,source and modules from install. That is how i got nvidia to work easily after trying with default kernel. Good luck.
It looks like I am up to something more complicated than I thought. I am as new as you can be in linux. I only installed Slackware because they told me that it would be faster than other distributions, and my computer is not super fast. But it looks like it may also be more challenging to deal with. I don't know.... On the other hand, I am also running Mandrake 10.1 on my other computer and it seems that I am running into the same problem. I don't know what to think. Thanks
Another question: I was under the impression that I the Nvidia drivers would work for a wide range of cards, but now I think I may be wrong. I think my card is something like "Vanta by Nvidia Corporation", or at least that' is what my configuration GUI shows. I already run the driver installation, so I don't kow if that would change the card name. Does anyone know if that card would take the drivers? Thanks
I just tried the --extract-only method and this is what I got. It doesn't make any sense to me, it probably be a lot clearer to some of you guys... By the way, this was done in my other computer, running Mandrake, but I think I am running into the same problem in both machines.
I think I was able to install now. It looks that I just needed the right driver version. Thanks for all the advise!!!!
I don't notice any difference, though. I was running the "nv" dirver (aparently according to my old xorg.config) and now I am running the 7174 driver that seems to be the latest that support my card (Vanta). But the performance does not seem different now. I don't know..
Originally posted by augu2000 I don't notice any difference, though. I was running the "nv" dirver (aparently according to my old xorg.config) and now I am running the 7174 driver that seems to be the latest that support my card (Vanta). But the performance does not seem different now. I don't know..
What are you using to test it?
'glxgears' gives frame rates which will prove (or disprove) it scientifically.