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Old 10-16-2013, 08:19 PM   #46
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You also should be logged in as root or be running in superuser mode.
 
Old 10-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #47
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Try this one: nvidia-3.11.patch
 
Old 10-17-2013, 11:27 AM   #48
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Use the raw version on my github repository
Thanks that worked.
 
Old 10-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #49
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For those of you who still use older Nvidia cards and need the Nvidia driver if the nouveau driver is still a bit "weak," you should ping the Nvidia SBo script maintainer. He still maintains legacy173.xx, and legacy304.xx in addition to the latest long lived branch. Since he no longer has functional cards with older GPUs, it difficult to fully test those for script defects. Fighting to get buggy 13.37 or earlier scripts to work is a bit silly.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #50
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I still use the 304.xx sources. I have not yet tested in 14.1 but I will be doing that when I find time to start testing 14.1 (soon I hope!). I can't maintain the SBo build package but I will be among those who will continue testing and using simply out of need. Thus I will post comments and questions to the forum as needed.

Currently I'm using 304.108 on two 14.0 systems. No problems encountered but the 14.0 kernel does not require special attention or patching of the 304.xx sources.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 12:56 PM   #51
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I'm also still using 304.xx driver, so i will keep updating my SlackHacks with patches that worked with newer kernels
 
Old 10-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #52
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Thanks for Y'alls work and tips on this. One of our devs has built the 304.108 package stack with support for 3.11 kernels and these are now in OpenMandriva repos.
 
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:19 AM   #53
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For anyone interested, I have just fully updated a system to Slackware 14.1 release status and found Nvidia 304.116 was available.

I first uninstalled the 304.108 before updating the system with slackpkg, and manually updating the kernel to 3.12.17 generic-smp.

After playing with nouveau for a while and finding that using accel resulted in system freezes, I installed the 304.116 unpatched - works great!
 
Old 11-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #54
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Astrogeek let us know what display card you have. I do know that during the 304 then 310 and up there was many changes for the 600 and 700 series keep us posted how well it functions thanks.
 
Old 11-10-2013, 01:31 AM   #55
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Astrogeek let us know what display card you have. I do know that during the 304 then 310 and up there was many changes for the 600 and 700 series keep us posted how well it functions thanks.
Sorry, I should have included that -

Code:
lspci
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00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
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On an AMD Phenom II - 32bit Slackware.

I really want to use the nouveau, but when I enable accel firefox crashes and freezes the entire system - the only way out is a hard reset. I don't game but VLC and a few other things need it. But I must say that my nvidia experience has been much improved since 304.108 and now 304.116 is really smooth.

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:22 AM   #56
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Just out of curiosity, is there some benefit to running the 304 branch over the 331 branch? I see that the 304 is a legacy branch and the 331 is a long tern support branch. I am confused because my GTX-460 is supported on both branches.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-10-2013, 02:35 AM   #57
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Just out of curiosity, is there some benefit to running the 304 branch over the 331 branch? I see that the 304 is a legacy branch and the 331 is a long tern support branch. I am confused because my GTX-460 is supported on both branches.

Thanks.
For myself, the 6150SE is only supported in the 304 branch.

I just looked and the GTX 460 is indeed supported in the 304 and 331 branches, so apparently there is some overlap. But I would guess that the 331 branch get better support - performance updates - whereas I think the 304 only gets kernel and bugfix updates, as I understand it (but admittedly I don't know much more than how to get my own systems going).

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Old 11-10-2013, 02:38 AM   #58
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I really want to use the nouveau, but when I enable accel firefox crashes and freezes the entire system - the only way out is a hard reset. I don't game but VLC and a few other things need it. But I must say that my nvidia experience has been much improved since 304.108 and now 304.116 is really smooth.
You can expect nVidia's long-term driver support actually being better than most open source drivers. FOSS drivers tend to bit-rot after three to five years, because even their developers replace their hardware and don't test their code on ancient stuff again.

Nouveau is working hard on improving GTX 600/700 support and if they break the age-old C61 driver by accident, they most likely will not notice. You can & should do a bug report at nouveau, buy I doubt, that it will get a high priority.

So an official vendor-supported legacy driver may be the better choice.
 
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:40 AM   #59
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Just out of curiosity, is there some benefit to running the 304 branch over the 331 branch? I see that the 304 is a legacy branch and the 331 is a long tern support branch. I am confused because my GTX-460 is supported on both branches.
The current driver branch only supports nVidia G80 GPUs and later. The reason for spawning legacy branches is to avoid breaking code for older GPUs while implementing new stuff for new GPUs.

Of course, there is no reason for removing support of the GTX 460 from the legacy branch, when it was already in there.

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Old 11-10-2013, 03:58 AM   #60
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For myself, the 6150SE is only supported in the 304 branch.

I just looked and the GTX 460 is indeed supported in the 304 and 331 branches, so apparently there is some overlap. But I would guess that the 331 branch get better support - performance updates - whereas I think the 304 only gets kernel and bugfix updates, as I understand it (but admittedly I don't know much more than how to get my own systems going).
That is what happens with the nVidia drivers.

173.XX is for the 'FX' series (GF 5XXX) but will also work with GF 6XXX, 7XXX and 8XXX CPUs.

304.XX is for GF 6XXX to 7XXX (so they will run with both the 304.XX and 173.XX drivers).

310+ is for GF 8XXX and newer. All 8XXX and newer cards will run with both 304.XX and 310+

The funny thing is that with the 8XXX cards you now have the choice of 3 drivers
 
  


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