[Slackbuilds-users] Nvidia driver update - for GoogleEarth and Amaya Builds, perhaps others

Chris Abela chris.abela at maltats.com
Mon Nov 22 10:14:00 UTC 2010

Same here with Googleearth on Nvidia.
All you (we) need are both the 64 bit and the 32 bit nvidia drivers.

See: http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=slackware:multilib

After installing the "-compat32" packages, you may have to re-install your
binary Nvidia or Ati video X.Org drivers. These driver packages contain both
64bit and 32bit libraries to be maximally useful on a 64bit multilib OS. If
you installed the driver files for both architectures, the "mesa-compat32"
package will overwrite some of the 32bit library files. 

On the other hand, if you originally only installed the 64bit driver
libraries for your Nvidia/Ati card, it is recommended after installation of
the multilib packages, to re-install the binary driver package. This time,
choose to install the 32bit driver files as well. 

The graphical 32bit applications that you are going to run on your multilib
installation will require these 32bit driver libraries. Crashes are likely
to occur if you fail to install the correct files."

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:slackbuilds-users-bounces at slackbuilds.org] On Behalf Of Martin
Sent: 22 November 2010 04:35
To: SlackBuilds-users at slackbuilds.org
Subject: [Slackbuilds-users] Nvidia driver update - for GoogleEarth and
Amaya Builds, perhaps others

Both GoogleEarth.Slackbuild and Amaya.Slackbuild failed for me in that 
they both crashed KDE. After a long painstaking search I found a 
recommendation to reinstall the Nvidia driver. Reinstalling my old 
driver (version x86_64-256) did not fix the problem. The error log 
indicated that the GLX module was not loaded - even though it was 
specified in the xorg.conf file and the GLXmodules were installed. Then 
I looked to the Nvidia site for a new driver and downloaded and 
installed the latest version - NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.21.run. This 
fixed both problems. KDE no longer crashes. The GLX module now loads. 
The release notes for this new version state that it fixes a problem 
where "multi-threaded applications" would sometimes crash. I have 
notified the maintainers of the GoogleEarth and Amaya Slackbuilds on 
this, but I thought that others may be experiencing similar problems 
with other builds so I am posting this here.
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