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14.1 > System > nvidia-legacy304-driver (304.128)

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

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

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.

Note: x86_64 COMPAT32 enviroment is not supported.

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:

or, for Slackware64,


Simply remove the dead nvidia symlinks and rename the saved '-xorg' appended files.

Requires: nvidia-kernel,libvdpau

This requires: libvdpau, nvidia-legacy304-kernel

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


Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-installer-304.128.tar.bz2 (2a666d143f609307cf0990771c81e217)
nvidia-settings-304.128.tar.bz2 (f80e8279f81e5677cd619756450dde35)
nvidia-xconfig-304.128.tar.bz2 (9c401da9465faf37d4dbdd3fe5c8d6bd)

Source Downloads (32bit): (be2b40a4dc3339b050a4f76ddd27e96c)

Source Downloads (64bit): (fb894e663cef9df21126d034e6e2dec0)

Download SlackBuild:
nvidia-legacy304-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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