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Old 12-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
arubin
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Mutlilib and Nvidia


Eric writes in the slackbook

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After installing the ”-compat32” packages, you may have to re-install your binary Nvidia or Ati video X.Org drivers. These driver packages contain both 64bit and 32bit libraries to be maximally useful on a 64bit multilib OS. If you installed the driver files for both architectures, the ”mesa-compat32” package will overwrite some of the 32bit library files.

On the other hand, if you originally only installed the 64bit driver libraries for your Nvidia/Ati card, it is recommended after installation of the multilib packages, to re-install the binary driver package. This time, choose to install the 32bit driver files as well.

The graphical 32bit applications that you are going to run on your multilib installation will require these 32bit driver libraries. Crashes are likely to occur if you fail to install the correct files.
Is this true for nvidia and is this even possible? I tried installing 32bit but the installer wouldn't allow it.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Hello,

You can't install the 32-bit nvidia driver on Slackware64. The 32-bit nividia libraries required to run 32-bit softwares on Slackware64 are shipped with the 64-bit nvidia driver and should be automatically installed when you (re)install this driver.

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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Hello,

You can't install the 32-bit nvidia driver on Slackware64. The 32-bit nividia libraries required to run 32-bit softwares on Slackware64 are shipped with the 64-bit nvidia driver and should be automatically installed when you (re)install this driver.

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If you built the NVIDIA binary driver using the SBo buildscripts and you want to run a multilib box, you need to download the 64-bit binary driver that also includes the 32-bit libraries. You also need to pass the following to the build script to ensure that the 32-bit libraries get built and put into the package:

Code:
COMPAT32="yes"
Hope this helps a bit.
 
Old 12-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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Well everything if working ok at present so I'll resist tinkering. Thanks
 
  


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