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I actually just did this again with the same driver your trying to use. What works for me is by logging in at start-up, cd to the directory where your driver is and run "./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.43.run", and lastly blacklist the nouveau driver in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (This is achieved by simply adding "blacklist nouveau").
Last edited by WhiteyMcQ-Tip; 09-14-2012 at 07:56 AM.
I actually just did this again with the same driver your trying to use. What works for me is by logging in at start-up, cd to the directory where your driver is and run "./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.43.run", and lastly blacklist the nouveau driver in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist (This is achieved by simply adding "blacklist nouveau").
There is no blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d dircetory or /lib64/modprobe.d
Distribution: Slint64-14.2beta3 on Lenovo Thinkpad W520
They are working to add Optimus support, see there.
Since then, your driver is usable, but in addition you need bumblebee, as already noticed by el chapulin, and probably switcheroo (included in Slackware).
So search this forum for nvidia + optimus + bumblebee to get a clue.
I wrote a nano-how to about switcheroo that I never published here, just because I can't really test it as I don't have switchable graphics. Not sure it's really relevant but I attach it to this post anyway.
BTW, if somebody wants to check & review it and put it on SlackDocs, feel free to do so, no need to credit me.
PS I just updated the attached file to correct an error.
But... I don't understand why nvidia.com gives me an driver for 630M GT for linux?
It seems from Bumblebee that you need the nvidia driver also. As to why they don't fully support Linux, no idea. Here they think it may be because the card is designed to give full 3D support only on demand that it is causing so many problems. The up-side of this is supposedly power savings by reduced GPU consumption.
Good luck installing and setting up Bumblebee! Let us know how it goes.