Nvidia drivers in Salix

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Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by steepleone » 3. Nov 2009, 19:27

To install Nvidia driver you have to install first the kernel source. Thanks to gapan here is the tip: #slapt-get -i kernel-source.
When this is done you go to the Nvidia site and download the driver of your graphic card, follow the readme and install it. Do not forget to make a file named xorg.conf in /etc/X11.
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by thenktor » 3. Nov 2009, 22:51

I see, we don't have a wiki article about this, yet. Only this one: http://salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Use_a ... org_driver Which is a bit related ;)

Perhaps you want to create one?
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by damNageHack » 4. Nov 2009, 03:21

Just one addition.

The proprietary nvidia driver comes with /usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig.

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# su
Enter password:
# cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# /usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig
Just upon the nvidia is active, it will try automatically adjusting your screen resolution to the best in conjunction with the monitor.

Have fun! ;)
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by JRD » 4. Nov 2009, 15:46

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa /etc/X11/xorg.conf
This is not needed.
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by thenktor » 4. Nov 2009, 17:09

JRD wrote:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa /etc/X11/xorg.conf
This is not needed.
Wanted to say the same :mrgreen:
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by tasodan » 6. Jan 2010, 18:48

In slackbuilds.org there are 3 interesting slackbuilds for slackware 13.0:
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/ ... ia-driver/
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/ ... ia-kernel/
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.0/ ... /libvdpau/
(nvidia-driver is the main file. nvidia-kernel and libvdpau are dependencies)

I installed my nvidia driver in this way and it worked fine. Why not include them (as packages txz or tgz) in salix repository?

For example you could create a directory "drivers"...

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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by damNageHack » 6. Jan 2010, 19:15

tasodan wrote:I installed my nvidia driver in this way and it worked fine. Why not include them (as packages txz or tgz) in salix repository?
I think, you are free to contribute those packages without that I want to claim to be the packager boss here ;)
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by damNageHack » 6. Jan 2010, 19:17

And thanks for the hint.
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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by tasodan » 6. Jan 2010, 19:25

Not at all.

I'd like contributing, but...I don't have a personal repo on the web, and I don't know how creating one/upload my packages in someone. Could you help me?

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Re: Nvidia drivers in Salix

Post by damNageHack » 6. Jan 2010, 19:38

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