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charlie_lab 05-22-2009 11:04 AM

slackware64 and nvidia error message

I downloaded from slackbuilds the slackbuilds for he driver and the kernel.
After that i downloaded from the nvidia site the 64 bit driver.

Building went good but when i did nvidia-switch --nvidia i get a message that is missing.

What went wrong here ?


XGizzmo 05-22-2009 11:15 AM

Almost none of the scripts at SBo have been ported to work with Slackware64. nvidia-switch --nvidia does not exist in the nvidia driver it is a custom script provided by the maintainer
of the SBo nvidia build.

charlie_lab 05-22-2009 11:34 AM


If I understand it right, if a change the driver to nv in my xorg.conf everything must work right.
But i cannot change between the nvidia driver and the xorg driver.


Alien Bob 05-22-2009 01:53 PM

The nvidia (and many other) SlackBuild scripts at are not compatible with slackware64 at this moment.


samac 05-22-2009 02:05 PM

Just download the nvidia 64 bit linux driver from the nvidia homepage and follow their instructions, it installs just fine on Slackware64-current.


gargamel 05-22-2009 10:27 PM

Had the same problem and solution.
My understanding was, that most scripts at are 64-bit ready, but not the NVIDIA thingy and a few other exceptions.


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