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14.0 > System > nvidia-driver (319.32)

This is the proprietary binary video driver from NVidia for the X.Org
X-server. This package does not include the kernel-module - it is a
part of the nvidia-kernel package at

Installing the 32-bit compatibility libraries is available: if desired, do:
COMPAT32="yes" ./nvidia-driver.SlackBuild

Several useful utilities are included: nvidia-xsettings, nvidia-smi, and
nvidia-settings. Please refer to the Nvidia documentation and man pages
for details and usage. Two optional utilities, nvidia-modprobe and
nvidia-persistenced, can be installed with:
OPTAPPS="yes" ./nvidia-driver.SlackBuild

Since this nvidia-driver conflicts with some files of xorg, it's a bit
complex to install/uninstall the driver. However, installation of the
nvidia-driver package itself backs up the conflicting files and puts the
nvidia-specific files into place.

Included is a script called nvidia-switch, which is used to switch from the
xorg driver to the nvidia driver, but it will not edit xorg.conf for you;
you have to do that manually. The nvidia-switch script is installed to
/usr/sbin. NOTE: Although nvidia-switch is aware of a COMPAT32 environment,
its use therein is not supported.

Usage of nvidia-switch:
nvidia-switch --install <--> install the nvidia files and save the
stock xorg files.
nvidia-switch --remove <--> remove the nvidia files and symlinks and
restore the stock xorg files.

You do NOT have to run nvidia-switch after installing the package.

Before uninstalling or upgrading this package, it is important that you execute
'nvidia-switch --remove', which will switch back to the stock xorg files
and remove all links created by nvidia-switch during installation. If you forget
to do this, you'll have to do the switch manually, or xorg won't work on next startup.
Here are the affected files:
Simply remove the dead nvidia symlinks and rename the saved '-xorg' appended files.

This requires: nvidia-kernel, libvdpau

Maintained by: Edward Koenig
Keywords: nvidia,nvidia-graphics-driver,kernel,driver,nv,module,


Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-installer-319.32.tar.bz2 (0c912f69ee42fd398970676a5d5b1b4c)
nvidia-modprobe-319.32.tar.bz2 (fec790ab79825d78a20ef3fc8c9ac9ed)
nvidia-persistenced-319.32.tar.bz2 (ac2bd2f0820adc29b2c70d6748aaf95a)
nvidia-settings-319.32.tar.bz2 (e79e4cae77ceaa8da8dbcaf6b3c9eb39)
nvidia-xconfig-319.32.tar.bz2 (ac5041ab0337c5ee509cc159cab55d5b)

Source Downloads (32bit): (978339ff37c3207f3a39d3952721dcdb)

Source Downloads (64bit): (608767a3e1bee8a030f31cdc9251182e)

Download SlackBuild:
nvidia-driver.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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