[Slackbuilds-users] nvidia-driver, nvidia-kernel
mpagnan at acanac.net
Wed Jun 22 02:53:37 UTC 2011
Hi, I am a bit confused by this thread. I installed the nvidia drivers
with the Linux installer available from the nvidia site over a year ago.
As I recall, one just has to unpack the tar ball and run the script. It
finds your card and kernel, asks for confirmation and proceeds to
complete the installation for 64 bit or 32 bit - you chose. I have
experienced no problems since installing it. So what has happened. Does
nvidia no longer provide this utility? Why is a slackbuild needed?
On 21/06/2011 10:34 PM, King Beowulf wrote:
> Well just slap me for the noob I am. I really need to pay more
> attention. I'm about a 900 miles away from my box and I forgot to open
> ssh before I left. It shouldn't be "" but " ". Anyway, a new nvidia
> version is out and I will rejigger the script to get rid of
> "no-compat32" download with a simpler selection scheme - ie yes/no
> using the full nvidia package. Its just a few libs after all.
> Anyway, thanks to all for pointing out the error my ways.
> On 6/21/11, Greg' Ar Tourter<artourter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for providing these packages.
>> However there is a problem when trying to compile the 64bit driver
>> with the 32bit compatibility on both -driver and -kernel, even with
>> the latest diff.
>> The code in the script goes:
>> with the added note to set SRCSUFFIX="" in order to have the 32bit layer.
>> This doesn't actually work since setting $SRCSUFFIX to "" means that
>> the code above will consider the variable empty and therefore set it
>> to -no-compat32.
>> A possible fix is included in the attached diff (applies to
>> nvidia-driver but the same thing can be done for -kernel).
>> hope this helps
>> On 22 June 2011 02:13, King Beowulf<kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Robby Workman<rworkman at slackbuilds.org>
>>>> On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 08:31:38 -0700
>>>> King Beowulf<kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Roberto brought to my attention that for both nvidia-driver and
>>>>> nvidia-kernel scripts the default should be
>>>> Please do.
>>> nvidia-kernel.diff attached. This should clear up some confusion.
>>> I sent in a spelling error diff for nvidia-driver yesterday. Also,
>>> 275.09.07 is out with new GPU support and KDE4 fixes. If this is of
>>> interest to the community, I will hop right on it when I get home from
>>> business trip.
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