What I did :
Go to www.nvidia.com
and download the latest drivers (1.0-4191). You need the NVIDIA_kernel driver AND NVIDIA_GLX driver. With Slackware, always get the tarballs
. Also download the PDF file with the instructions.
Kernel source tarball driver
GLX tarball driver
PDF help file
cd to the directory where you saved the above files and type :
root@yourmachine# tar -xvzf NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.tar.gz
root@yourmachine# tar -xvzf NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.tar.gz
Enter the NVIDIA_kernel directory :
root@yourmachine# make install
(disregard the tainted kernel
Then go to the NVIDIA_GLX directory :
root@yourmachine# make (or make install, both should work)
Then you can generate an XF86Config file. Type "xf86config" at the prompt, input all requested info except for the vid card - bypass the section. Once done, emacs /etc/X11/XF86Config and modify values according to the PDF instructions :
- find references to Driver "vga"
(which you should find two instances of if you follwed my instructions above) and replace them with "nvidia"
- uncomment Load "glx"
- there shouldn't have any Load "dri" or Load "GLcore" lines to remove, but check anyway.
Save, you should be done.
root@yourmachine# startx will tell you in no time...
(modify the /etc/inittab file to start up in X mode automatically, runlevel 4 will do the job).
Let me know how it goes.