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14.1 > System > nvidia-driver (340.58)

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 SlackBuilds.org.

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.

For CUDA/OpenCL to work after reboot, include the following line in your
/etc/rc.d/rc.local:
-------------8<---------------
# Create missing nvidia device nodes after reboot
/usr/bin/nvidia-modprobe -c 0 -u
------------->8---------------

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:
/usr/lib[64]/libGL.so.1.2
/usr/lib[64]/xorg/modules/extensions/{libglx.so libglx.la}
Simply remove the dead nvidia symlinks and rename the saved '-xorg' appended files.

This requires: libvdpau, nvidia-kernel

Maintained by: Edward W. Koenig
Keywords: nvidia,nvidia-graphics-driver,kernel,driver,nv,module,X.org

Homepage:
http://www.nvidia.com

Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-installer-340.58.tar.bz2 (a536f4ad74620a629c3aecad68c19f63)
nvidia-modprobe-340.58.tar.bz2 (cb0dc0141f4118efa3d8ca2ae867dbaf)
nvidia-persistenced-340.58.tar.bz2 (848ac5d824d239b36d8188de4e2584b4)
nvidia-settings-340.58.tar.bz2 (cbe2bf2ebe6267a905ed35d58fbadda3)
nvidia-xconfig-340.58.tar.bz2 (30577e2a71ecbd2b30bbb1ab72b4e150)

Source Downloads (32bit):
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.58.run (b993f9fc59434140f560e32fd7bd2b3d)

Source Downloads (64bit):
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.58.run (26ebeb6f4adb507bb3b573d9e0c0e2f9)

Download SlackBuild:
nvidia-driver.tar.gz
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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