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13.37 > System > nvidia-driver (302.17)

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, so pass

COMPAT32="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: nvidia-switch is not supported in a COMPAT32 environment.

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/libGL.so.1.2
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/{libglx.so libglx.la}

or, for Slackware64,

/usr/lib64/libGL.so.1.2
/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/{libglx.so libglx.la}

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

Requires: nvidia-kernel,libvdpau

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

Homepage:
http://www.nvidia.com

Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-installer-302.17.tar.bz2 (c244f24e9a493ce990ad878c8ccdf59c)
nvidia-settings-302.17.tar.bz2 (8df901011c967cef1f69a83be639e203)
nvidia-xconfig-302.17.tar.bz2 (34fbb55cf22bbad6eebd7065bfc0eede)

Source Downloads (32bit):
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-302.17.run (b7f908ea08218df08db06026215ec419)

Source Downloads (64bit):
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-302.17.run (5b09f013644b93bc6b1a290a2d514142)

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

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 13.37

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