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Old 10-18-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Nvidia drivers

I'm trying to install my Nvidia drivers, and I know there is a different process when you're using a dual-core cpu. I'm using an AMD Athlon 64x2. Any help would be appreciated.
Old 10-18-2007, 09:57 AM   #2
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Well, first of all, some distros can install nvidia-drivers with a packagemanager. That is very distro-spesific, so there isn't a universal howto there.

Anyways, this is how I do with slackware.

If you are going to use 64bit driver or 32bit doesn't depend on the cpu, but if your using a x86_64 OS or regular x86. Eitherway and download your preferred choice (32/64bit).
Put it somewhere nice, and log off and shutdown you X. If you have trouble to exit the kdm/gdm or any other graphics the howto i think says to change to runlevel 1. I never do this.
Log in (With console, not graphicly) as root, and cd to the directory where you downloaded your file.
Simply do:
sh ./ (64bits)
sh ./ (32bits)

The installer will do the rest. It will update your configfiles to use the nvidiadriver as well.
If you didn't shut down gdm/kdm/xdm, restart it by pressing ctrl+alt+backspace

Remember to take a backup of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
This is really important incase things screw up.

You might have to
chmod +x your_nvidia_driver_here
to make it executable.

Last edited by Dinithion; 10-19-2007 at 05:35 AM. Reason: Edit2: should be sh ./nvidia.. instead of ./sh nvidia.. (Of cource)


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