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Old 11-29-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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new nividia driver installation

I recently downloaded new nvidia drivers for my nvidia video card (just installed slackware 10 also). Then i ran the installation for the drivers. It tell me that is cannot get new drivers from the ftp site so it has to rebuild the Kernel itself. id does this and gets to 100% and says done above the bar. now it says its done but just sits there. im not sure if this is normal or not but it did't seem to have any affect on my computer. any help?
Old 11-29-2004, 10:41 PM   #2
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You'll need to insert the new module. As su do 'modprobe nvidia'. Don't forget to make the edits in your X config file. /etc/X11/XF86Config or xorg.conf depending on which you're using. Comment out with # in the driver section load "opengl" and load "dri", and make sure it has load "glx". In the device section for the video card change Driver "nv" or 'vesa" to Driver "nvidia"

I don't know where to autoload modules for Slack, so you'll have to find that yourself, unless a Slacker can shed a little light there

Hope that helps,
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Old 11-30-2004, 12:56 AM   #4
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You do not need to place a line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules because if you look at it closely it access /etc/modules.conf too. Just place

alias char-major-195 nvidia
alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

in /etc/modules.conf. The nvidia installer may have added those lines already.
Old 11-30-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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i fixed problem i was having. thanx for all your help

I was installing the wrong linuxdrivers because there are specific drivers for Athalon 64 processors. also i ran xorgsetup which seemed to fix most of my problems. if you have an athalon 64 chip and are having the same problem post a message here and ill help


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