Originally Posted by Tracy Tiger
Although you didn't specify in your post, is it the 304.119 driver the search yields that is wrong? What about 304.117?
I haven't followed the goings on with nVidia for several years. About the time you posted this I started messing with a desktop from 2009 that has an integrated 6150SE so your post is timely.
Is it a "known problem" that the kernel used in Slackware 14.1 needs 304.108 for these older nVidia systems. How did you know that the 304.108 driver was needed?
TIA for explaining just a little more.
When I search, the highest driver version that the nVidia driver search finds for me is 304.88. The 304.88 driver will not build on Linux kernel version 3.10 and requires a patch to work. When I searched, I selected the GeForce Go7 Series (Notebooks) and then GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, then 32-bit or 64-bit Linux. If you find drivers newer than 304.108 for that chip then they may also work. I use the driver in an HP DV9999US laptop with an integrated nVidia graphics chip.
I found a reference to the 304.108 driver here.
Dan Brough's blog - Geek Stuff - Nvidia 304.88 legacy drivers on linux 3.10
There are numerous references to nVidia driver patches for different chips and driver versions, so sorting through them for a specific combination of hardware and software can be daunting. It is important to know the exact nVidia card and chip, the Linux kernel version and the version of X Server software
Be careful choosing nVidia drivers, because the version numbering for each card and chip is completely separate. Version 304.88 for one chip may not have similar features or fixes as 304.88 for a different chip. Read the release notes and other files that come with the drivers to make sure that they are compatible with your particular chip. Newer nVidia drivers often drop support for older chips.
If you do find other drivers that work, it will be helpful if you post the identification of the chip or card in your hardware as shown by the "lspci" command. Also, post the Linux kernel version shown by "uname -a". If you are using Slackware 14.1 then the kernel version will probably be 3.10.17.