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Old 03-14-2006, 01:35 PM   #1
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Distribution: Slackware 12.1/Current
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Sticky Request: How to get the nvidia driver for old RIVA TNT2 and other nvida cards

this is a problem that me and several other people have been having. its really easy to fix.

1)goto the nvidia web site, go to the driver page and download the "" file.
2)hit ctrl+alt+F1 and type "init 3", then go to where you downloaded the nvidia file and type "./ -q".
3)after everything is finished type "sax2 -m 0=nvidia" (0=zero)
4)type "init 5" and everything should work.
5)as root or su'ed open up "/etc/udev/static_devices.txt" and add the following to the bottom:

nvidia0 c 195 0 666
nvidia1 c 195 1 666
nvidia2 c 195 2 666
nvidia3 c 195 3 666
nvidia4 c 195 4 666
nvidia5 c 195 5 666
nvidia6 c 195 6 666
nvidia7 c 195 7 666
nvidiactl c 195 255 666

6)everything should be done and should have opengl and everything working perfect.

all of this information can be found on the nvidia web site.
Old 03-14-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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Ok, if you want to people to know about the solution, POST it to

Secondly, the Nvidia package provided by Novell with online updates does work without any major problems
Old 03-14-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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the nvidia package provided by novell doesn't work with legacy nvidia cards.

this is for a small amount of us who have old nvidia cards


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