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Old 01-20-03, 02:27 AM   #4
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What I did :

Go to 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
root@yourmachine# make install
(disregard the tainted kernel warning)

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.
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