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14.2 > System > nvidia-legacy340-driver (340.108)

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 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, include the following line in your
# 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'll have to do the switch
manually, or xorg won't work on next startup.

Here are the affected files:


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

This requires: nvidia-legacy340-kernel

Maintained by: Mats B. Tegner
Keywords: nvidia,nvidia-graphics-driver,kernel,driver,nv,module,
ChangeLog: nvidia-legacy340-driver


Source Downloads (Arch-Independent):
nvidia-modprobe-340.108.tar.bz2 (2f63e63b1c475ed023e3ee31b6ed0116)
nvidia-persistenced-340.108.tar.bz2 (b76a6500801b96c2296310e17b2e0cdf)
nvidia-settings-340.108.tar.bz2 (86944ff799d5798f407c5051282699b3)
nvidia-xconfig-340.108.tar.bz2 (da1c2d34014a4aa4e66627ba18364779)

Source Downloads (32bit): (ffa278e613337e638fd10de41dae3630)

Source Downloads (64bit): (28a7ec013c4ef657d3e9b978e2f653c1)

Download SlackBuild:
nvidia-legacy340-driver.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.2

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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