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Old 05-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #16
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I went ahead and installed the Nvidia 304.88 driver for my 6150SE and everything worked perfectly thanks to SlackBuilds (and a special shout out to Edward Koenig). I didn't even have to add/edit any config files afterwards since everything just worked. As Woodsman outlined above I used the kernel and driver build scripts from 13.37 and simply changed the version number. The only minor hassle was locating the 304.88 source files for nvidia-installer, nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig but some noodling around on the Nvidia website found all of those.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 02:43 PM   #17
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The only minor hassle was locating the 304.88 source files for nvidia-installer, nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig but some noodling around on the Nvidia website found all of those.
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/

 
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #18
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Nice... and thanks! That will be very helpful for other noobs like myself.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:42 PM   #19
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Can I assume that this is normal slackpkg behavior after blacklisting nouveau and that I can just ignore it?

Quote:
bash-4.2# slackpkg upgrade-all

Checking local integrity... DONE
You have a broken /var/log/packages - with two versions of the same package.
The list of packages duplicated in your machine are shown below, but don't
worry about this list - when you select your action, slackpkg will show a
better list:

xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist-noarch-1
xf86-video-nouveau-git_20120323_efd7a52-x86_64-1

You can (B)lacklist, (R)emove, or (I)gnore these packages.
Select your action (B/R/I): I


Okay - slackpkg won't do anything now, but please, do something to fix it.
 
Old 05-29-2013, 02:31 PM   #20
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Put this in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist to solve that problem:
Code:
# Nouveau driver
xf86-video-nouveau
 
Old 06-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #21
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just installed nvidia 304.88 from nvidia's webiste now web browser crashes.

I have the 6150se graphics card on my tower and just installed the 304.88 graphics driver from nvidia's website. It seemed to go well, however now I can not open a web browser. As soon as I open firefox or seamonkey they immediately crash. Any ideas as to what is causing this?

Update: I upgraded to current with the 3.9.5 kernel and when I rebooted and tried to open firefox my system froze. I rebooted again and then firefox seemed to work. I wonder if it's going to freeze up occasionally?

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Old 06-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #22
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Woodsman you should probably submit a SlackBuild package to SlackBuilds.org to add another Legacy tier for Nvidia chipsets. A lot of laptops and workstations still use the 6x00/7x00 series graphics processors.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 10:14 PM   #23
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I am probably a latecomer to 3.10.5, but just updated to -current on an AMD/nvidia box.

Hit the nvidia kernel update problems with 304.88, quickly solved by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo's notes here.

So 304.88 survives yet another round...
 
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #24
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Nice to hear. After today's current change log announcement, and this thread, I wondered how well 304.88 would survive. I haven't done any testing in current in a long while but expect to do so soon. I have no desire to buy a new motherboard. Nonetheless, I always hold my breath a wee bit when current gets closer to release because I don't know what third party packages will break.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 12:09 AM   #25
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I tends to install the latest kernel and find an appropriate patch for NVidia and VMWare and post it on my blog just in case someone else might need it...
GIad it help when Pat decided to take 3.10.5 into Current
 
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:40 AM   #26
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Thanks for your work willysr.

Your advice did the trick for me regarding the 304.88 drivers and the 3.10.5 kernel provided by Pat.

I just have one question :

You said on your blog to apply the patch with the command "apply".

On my -Current box, when logged as root, the system claimed that the command "apply" was not found.

So I did use the command "patch" with the same arguments as yours.

Is the command "patch" just a symlink to the apply one ? Why couldn't I execute the command "apply" even if the man file was readable ?
 
Old 08-11-2013, 12:55 PM   #27
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Long term, seems one of two events need to occur?

1. The nvidia folks update 304.88 to 304.89.

2. When Slackware 14.1 is released officially, the slackbuilds.org 304.88 maintainer incorporates the ArchLinux patch into the build script.

In the short term, adventurous 3.10.x users need to slip the ArchLinux patch into the slackbuilds.org build script?

Does this make sense?
 
Old 08-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #28
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Thanks for your work willysr.

Your advice did the trick for me regarding the 304.88 drivers and the 3.10.5 kernel provided by Pat.

I just have one question :

You said on your blog to apply the patch with the command "apply".

On my -Current box, when logged as root, the system claimed that the command "apply" was not found.

So I did use the command "patch" with the same arguments as yours.

Is the command "patch" just a symlink to the apply one ? Why couldn't I execute the command "apply" even if the man file was readable ?
Sorry,my mistake
It should be patch
Fixed now
 
Old 08-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #29
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Long term, seems one of two events need to occur?

1. The nvidia folks update 304.88 to 304.89.

2. When Slackware 14.1 is released officially, the slackbuilds.org 304.88 maintainer incorporates the ArchLinux patch into the build script.

In the short term, adventurous 3.10.x users need to slip the ArchLinux patch into the slackbuilds.org build script?

Does this make sense?
Since 304.88 is considered legacy, they will only receive security fixes and for new kernel support, i don't really hoped too much for this, but still it's possible if they wanted.
 
Old 08-11-2013, 07:40 PM   #30
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Sorry,my mistake
It should be patch
Fixed now
HA! I noted that, and just used patch instead, but wondered if it was a typo or just another thing missing in my brain pan...

While here let me say THANKS for all your contributions - they are appreciated!
 
  


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