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  1. #1

    Reinstall NVIDIA Driver

    ----- SORRY, NO ACTUALLY - I quit X server :P -----


    I've got Slackware 12.0. I have got problem with glx (X logout when I start game World of Padman). I want reinstall my Nvidia drivers. I get it from Linux Display Driver - x86. My graphic cart - NVIDIA GeForce 6600. My /var/log/nvidia-installer.log:

    root@maciej#:/home/maciej/Desktop# cat /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
    nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
    creation time: Mon Dec 24 17:16:08 2007
    option status:
      license pre-accepted    : false
      update                  : false
      force update            : false
      expert                  : false
      uninstall               : false
      driver info             : false
      precompiled interfaces  : true
      no ncurses color        : false
      query latest version    : false
      OpenGL header files     : true
      no questions            : false
      silent                  : false
      no recursion            : false
      no backup               : false
      kernel module only      : false
      sanity                  : false
      add this kernel         : false
      no runlevel check       : false
      no network              : false
      no ABI note             : false
      no RPMs                 : false
      no kernel module        : false
      force SELinux           : default
      no X server check       : false
      force tls               : (not specified)
      X install prefix        : (not specified)
      X library install path  : (not specified)
      X module install path   : (not specified)
      OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
      OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
      utility install prefix  : (not specified)
      utility install libdir  : (not specified)
      doc install prefix      : (not specified)
      kernel name             : (not specified)
      kernel include path     : (not specified)
      kernel source path      : (not specified)
      kernel output path      : (not specified)
      kernel install path     : (not specified)
      proc mount point        : /proc
      ui                      : (not specified)
      tmpdir                  : /tmp
      ftp mirror              :
      RPM file list           : (not specified)
    Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
    -> The file '/tmp/.X0-lock' exists and appears to contain the process ID '4516'
       of a runnning X server.
    ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing.
           For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER
           in the README available on the Linux driver download page at
    ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
           '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
           on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
           driver download page at

  2. #2
    Easiest way:

    Get totally out of X by either
    init 3
    (I'll admit, it's not a nice way, but it works)
    Then running the NVIDIA*.run script as root

    Say 'yes' to everything EXCEPT 'look for a kernel module', it will then compile one for you.

    Up to you if you want it to modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. I let it do it. Works good for me.

    Then init 4, go back to your GUI login, and try glxinfo.

    Any other questions, look at my post here

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