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14.1 > System > nvidia-driver (346.59)

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.

For CUDA/OpenCL to work after reboot, include the following line in your
# Create missing nvidia device nodes after reboot
/usr/bin/nvidia-modprobe -c 0 -u

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: libvdpau, nvidia-kernel

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


Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-installer-346.59.tar.bz2 (a032b8329634846518d2d5ae805b6554)
nvidia-modprobe-346.59.tar.bz2 (e0540c388ef95c2d9ccf09657bdc7b00)
nvidia-persistenced-346.59.tar.bz2 (d35e08ddd5cae933935db626d6eab78b)
nvidia-settings-346.59.tar.bz2 (dec65c0a477cb7c429b637a1349ba0bc)
nvidia-xconfig-346.59.tar.bz2 (ec89b8d99ade5efa675cdefbf7d14bdf)

Source Downloads (32bit): (565800c3d9bf347eb35a393f48a6b7f3)

Source Downloads (64bit): (48af6c1e518bbfa204849003a1a44bc5)

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.

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