downloaded slackbuilds for nvidia. Need help with xorg.conf
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You are using the wrong driver. According to the README of the nvidia .run fie (/usr/doc/nvidia-driver-*/doc/README.txt if you have the package installed) you need the nvidia-legacy71-* scripts.
Please be careful: I've never tested downgrading from a newer driver back to an older one. I recommend removepkg/installpkg instead of upgradepkg and do "nvidia-switch --cleanup" before you remove the nvidia-driver package.
After you have the legacy driver installed be sure to also disable the composite extension in xorg.conf or GLX will not work.
My concern lies in nvidia-legacy71-driver having not all libraries nvidia-driver has. I'm currently not sure how nvidia-switch would handle such a case on an upgrade. I *think* it would still work, but nonetheless recommend not trying it. I'll have a look at this for the next update.
No problems, used it some time ago for Slamd64-12.1 .
I know it will work fine if you install it on a clean system ("clean" meaning no other nvidia-driver is installed). I also know it will work fine if you update from an older legacy71 driver to a newer or even legacy96, legacy173, etc... What I do *NOT* know however is, how it behaves the other way around. Meaning, if you DOWNGRADE from legacy173 or legacy96 (or the standard nvidia-driver in this case) to legacy71.
nvidia-switch does handle libraries that did not exist before just fine, but I'm not sure if it does too for libraries that do no longer exists. This is ONLY a concern if you UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE. If you remove and reinstall everything will work as expected.