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Old 09-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Slackware NVIDIA

Hello all I have decided to build a MythTV Box for myself and I have chosen Slackware as my distribution of choice. I wanted to upgrade my kernel which I did sucessfully along with my version of KDE (upgraded to 3.4.2). Anyway I have always been able to install my NVIDIA drivers without any issue, yet today I installed them as the ReadMe tells you to and X gives me errors about unable to access screen. I change my driver back to VESA and everything is happy. The question I am asking is how do I get my driver to correctly work? Thanks again.

On a side note I am trying to install the driver with the default bare kernel that comes with Slackware not the new one in which I installled. Thanks again guys.
Old 09-02-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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You should provide more info with the question.
What error did you get? If you can, copy and paste it. NVidia drivers works great on Slackware.
Old 09-02-2005, 05:44 PM   #3
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I updated yesterday to kernel and did the following:

- run NVIDIA-7667-installer (was o. k., without problems, the old driver was uninstalled)
- changed in xorg.conf "nv" to "nvidia"
- removed in xorg.conf "Load "dri""
- added in xorg.conf under Sreen section "DefaultDepth 24"
- run as root "modprobe nvidia" and "startx"

These steps worked perfect and coming up X I was able to see the NVIDIA splash screen.

Old 09-02-2005, 07:41 PM   #4
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Had the OP ever actually configured xorg.conf or just used the default. It may be time to run xorgcfg, xorgconfig, xorgsetup, X -configure, or whatever method you prefer.
Old 09-04-2005, 09:03 PM   #5
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I figured it out, it looks as if it has to be compiled under the new kernel thanks again you guys are great for advice


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