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Old 05-26-2008, 12:32 AM   #1
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[solved] cant install nvidia driver in slackware 12.1


I have a previous installation of slackware 12.0 and i sucessfully installed the nvidia driver 96.43.01 into my box. But now that i have upgraded to slackware 12.1 the installation now fails. my video card is geforce4 mx 440. please help. it says something that i need to specify the location of SYSSRC environment variable but i dont know how to do that. I'm now left with text mode and lynx as my web browser.

Last edited by b3rx; 05-26-2008 at 01:04 AM. Reason: problem solved. changed thread title.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 01:04 AM   #2
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problem solved. I just downloaded the latest release of NVidia driver which was NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run and it installed.

thanks anyway.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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You should take a look at the nvidia slackBuilds as well. The driver slackBuild (with nvidia-switch) will allow you to easily switch between the kernel driver and proprietary driver.

Before you install the packages created from the nvidia slackBuilds, I recommend that you uninstall the nvidia driver that you installed with the .run file (it has an uninstall command).
 
Old 05-26-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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thanks mate! ill check it out.

cheers!
 
Old 05-27-2008, 07:39 AM   #5
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What does the SlackBuild version get you that just running the driver's install file does not, aside from the switch? I am having a little trouble related to the nvidia driver and I am wondering if that would clear it up.

Thanks,
Eric
 
Old 05-27-2008, 08:22 AM   #6
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Basically, just integration in Slackware's package-management. If you have problems with the driver itself not working correctly, you might have the problem with the SlackBuilds as well. If your problem is kernel-2.6.25, the SlackBuilds will help you, cause patches for it are included. But it's probably easier to answer if you explain your problem in more detail.
 
  


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