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14.1 > System > nvidia-driver (352.63)

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, you might need to include the
following line in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
# 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 might have to do the switch manually, since 'nvidia-switch --install'
may fail, resulting in xorg not working. 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-352.63.tar.bz2 (805ae3c1167a0472dd62bcb036364ab3)
nvidia-modprobe-352.63.tar.bz2 (6bb15d188e90dfe99ce0fd0e7bd1c926)
nvidia-persistenced-352.63.tar.bz2 (88c1bdd242f1aa34d5b98b1ff12a24f7)
nvidia-settings-352.63.tar.bz2 (daf3b3b4847039d3028a1a2200448277)
nvidia-xconfig-352.63.tar.bz2 (a52e338d6c50560d4696b4531fe6b2cb)

Source Downloads (32bit): (7882ecda1763504beb10af77a21b21c5)

Source Downloads (64bit): (d4127834036fe24ec7a07999dadf3529)

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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