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12.1 > System > nvidia-legacy71-driver (71.86.06)

This is the proprietary binary video driver for legacy cards (Geforce 2
Backwards) 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

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.

Heinz Wiesinger, the author of the build script, has written a script called
nvidia-switch, which can be used to switch between the stock xorg driver and
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.

Usage of nvidia-switch:
nvidia-switch --xorg <--> switch to the stock xorg files
nvidia-switch --nvidia <--> switch to the proprietary nvidia files
nvidia-switch --cleanup <--> switch to the stock xorg file and remove all
symlinks created by nvidia-switch

No special steps are necessary when updating nvidia-driver from a previous
package. If you update to a newer xorg, you do not have to reinstall
nvidia-driver either. Just run "nvidia-switch --nvidia" in that case.

Before uninstalling this package, it is important that you execute
'nvidia-switch --cleanup', which will switch back to the stock xorg files
and remove all links created by nvidia-switch before.
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/include/GL/{gl.h glx.h glxtokens.h glext.h}

This also requires the nvidia-legacy71-kernel package from

Maintained by: ppr:kut
Approved by: dsomero
Keywords: nvidia,nvidia-graphics-driver,kernel,driver,nv,module


Source Downloads: (dc9635a78dfb02cb533e2061866b70ce)

Download SlackBuild:
nvidia-legacy71-driver.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

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