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Old 02-01-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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Slackware-13.0 x86_64 : Multilib, Nvidia & Wine

I'm confused about the nvidia driver : how do I setup both 32 & 64 bit drivers?

Here's what I did :

- installed multilib as per alien's wiki : upgraded/installed gcc compiler suite, GNU libc libraries, compat32-tools, of 32bit slackware package tree

stuck at nvidia driver installation. how do i proceed?

- use sbopkg to install nvidia driver & kernel module * OR *
- download and install proprietary nvidia binary (which version should i use?)

Also, how do i check if opengl is working in wine or 32 bit mode?

Old 02-01-2010, 09:30 AM   #2
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This is what I've done:
Installed multilib from Alien BOB,
reinstalled nvidia drives (from their site; 64 bit version), there was question if I want to install 32 bit compatibility libs - choosed yes.
Then I installed wine package (32 bit, after creating compat32 package) and it's working fine.

To check if opengl is worikng type: glxgears, or glxinfo | grep -i -e vendor -e direct
To check if its working with wine run an exe which needs glx. If it isn't console will tell you that.
Old 02-01-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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Current version of the driver ( did not provide the option to install 32 bit compatibility libs. That's where I'm stuck at.

What version are you using?
Old 02-01-2010, 11:20 AM   #4
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problem is solved now. reinstalled slackware and installed all multilib files, during setup of nvidia proprietary binary, it prompted to install 32bit libs.



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