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14.2 > System > nvidia-legacy304-driver (304.135)

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.

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.

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:
/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

This requires: nvidia-legacy304-kernel

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

Homepage:
http://www.nvidia.com

Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-installer-304.135.tar.bz2 (5a3bf5f70c44df306dc9f28181749f9e)
nvidia-settings-304.135.tar.bz2 (59a6f4dd539c84683dcb9956c1f02fd9)
nvidia-xconfig-304.135.tar.bz2 (20c24e4fa44f9b46002f103a01f536eb)

Source Downloads (32bit):
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.135.run (0e2082ae8490b135eb306befe6db56e1)

Source Downloads (64bit):
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.135.run (dfd6d6ec0a36d2177229eee5f7dd57ba)

Download SlackBuild:
nvidia-legacy304-driver.tar.gz
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.

Access to the repository is available via:
ftp git cgit http rsync

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