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Old 05-22-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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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 ?

Old 05-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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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.
Old 05-22-2009, 11:34 AM   #3
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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.

Old 05-22-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
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The nvidia (and many other) SlackBuild scripts at are not compatible with slackware64 at this moment.

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

Old 05-22-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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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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