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Old 04-16-2018, 10:17 AM   #1
camorri
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Nvidia legacy driver 304.137 and current 4.14.xx kernels


As many of you are aware, with the stock .run file, and a current kernel, the kernel module fails to build.

I found a patched .run file, downloaded it, and successfully installed the driver for my aging Nvidia on board chip set.

Here is where I found the files.

and the command to download the file:

and my chip set:

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VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
I have tried the nouveau driver, and it works, as long as I don't have the stock screensaver application running. I had several hard lock ups with this combination.

I hope this helps anyone running current on system with aging Nvidia hardware needing 304.137.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 10:56 PM   #2
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Your VGA chipset is the same as mine, even down to the "rev a2". Thanks to your advice, I'm posting this from Seamonkey, in Slackware64-current, runlevel 4, using nvidia-304.137.

I don't see how to give this guy any credit on LQ; I've moved my mouse cursor all over the post above, with no obvious way to do so. If anyone else can give him some credit on my behalf, please, do so.
 
Old 04-16-2018, 11:50 PM   #3
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Your VGA chipset is the same as mine, even down to the "rev a2". Thanks to your advice, I'm posting this from Seamonkey, in Slackware64-current, runlevel 4, using nvidia-304.137.

I don't see how to give this guy any credit on LQ; I've moved my mouse cursor all over the post above, with no obvious way to do so. If anyone else can give him some credit on my behalf, please, do so.
you can click on the rep link and add to hes reputation

I would like to thank hem myself I now have the nvidia installed and working
great starting point
 
Old 04-17-2018, 12:03 AM   #4
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I don't see a "rep link" to click on. Which quadrant is it in?
 
Old 04-17-2018, 09:30 AM   #5
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I don't see a "rep link" to click on. Which quadrant is it in?
You can either click on the "Yes" in the "Did you find this post helpful?" at the bottom right corner of the post, or you can click on the old-school scale at the bottom of the user's profile information on the post (should be the third icon over). The latter will allow you to write a message that only the user can see if you so desire.
 
Old 04-17-2018, 10:22 AM   #6
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for a 3rd way, you can click on the "Rep:" text in the user's profile information on the post (just below the count of posts, and to the left of a row of boxes scaled to the number of posts) This is an alternate to the "scale" icon method.
 
Old 04-17-2018, 01:08 PM   #7
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One small caveat, I saw this on 14.2 also, after installing 304.137, if I started VLC and possibly other applications, they would not show up on the desktop. Starting from a terminal showed an error with libvdpau. The fix is to re-install libvdpau with slackpkg.
 
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #8
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I don't see a "rep link" to click on. Which quadrant is it in?
Sorry it's Rep it's under the mini profile on the left hand side of the post
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Last edited by rob.rice; 04-17-2018 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2018, 05:59 PM   #9
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I don't see how to give this guy any credit on LQ; I've moved my mouse cursor all over the post above, with no obvious way to do so. If anyone else can give him some credit on my behalf, please, do so.
Oh, I just noticed you were wanting to credit the first post in a thread. The first post in a thread won't offer you the ability to say "Yes" to "Did you find this post helpful?", but the other methods will still work (clicking the scale or the Rep link under the user's name on the left of their post).
 
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