[Slackbuilds-users] nvidia-legacy96 now compiles on 14.1

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 00:51:52 UTC 2013

Unfortunately, nvidia-96.xx is obsolete for 14.1 (as discussed on this list
previously).  The rumor mill has it that nvidia won't be updating this
driver for newer kernels and x servers.  (Unless they posted one since I
last checked, in which case I will update the legacy scripts!)


On Wednesday, December 18, 2013, laportas wrote:

> I have tested nvidia-96.43 on an old PentiumIII pc with an AGP card
> GeForce4 MX 4000. I have used Option "IgnoreABI" in xorg.conf.
> Starting X, the driver complain about the usupported ABI
>  ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================
>  This server has a video driver ABI version of 14.1 that is not
>  supported by this NVIDIA driver.  Please check http://www.nvidia.com/
>  for driver updates or downgrade to an X server with a supported driver
> ABI.
> =================================================================
> (WW) NVIDIA: The driver will continue to load, but may behave strangely.
> (WW) NVIDIA: This server has an unsupported input driver ABI version
> (have 19.1, need < 17.0).  The driver will continue to load, but may
> behave strangely.
> and immediately crashes.
> (EE) Backtrace: (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x49) [0x81d6099]
> (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x191ac4) [0x81d9ac4]
> (EE) 2: linux-gate.so.1 (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xffffe40c]
> (EE) 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x41014000+0x6f77c9)
> [0x4170b7c9]
> (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x4
> Just to make a quick check with a downgraded X,
> I have momentarily replaced the xorg server 1.14 package with 1.12.
> X start normally;  opening an xterm window and scrolling text inside,
> the blazing acceleration of the nvidia driver is very evident;
> obviously other applications crash due to the server/library mismatch.
> In conclusion, now I am forced to use nouveau...
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