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How to add an NVidia Linux .run package to slacko646.3.2
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leejosepho


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Apr 2017, 12:59    Post subject:  How to add an NVidia Linux .run package to slacko646.3.2  

The "unaccelerated driver" in slacko646.3.2 works, but I am trying to improve my frame rate in Minecraft. After switching to "simple NV driver", Minecraft crashes with this error:
"org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Could not init GLX...
"No OpenGL context found in the current thread."

It seems to me that I need to do this:

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1. Download the NVidia Linux package for your card;
2. Download the devx sfs file for slacko646.3.2;
3. Download the kernel sources sfs file for slacko646.3.2;
4. Enable both sfs files in the bootmanager, and reboot..
5. After rebooting, and making sure both sfs files are enabled..
6. Drop out of X to the command prompt and run the installer..
e.g. /mnt/~~~/tmp/NVidia Linux package.run
7. Let the installer do its thing, and watch for any errors..
8. When it is finished, reboot...
9. After rebooting, run xorgwizard, and choose nvidia..
Ta-da...
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=885223#885223

Am I thinking correctly here?
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Apr 2017, 22:09    Post subject:  

Basically correct.

Just for others:
If you have already been using a Nvidia driver package.
Uninstall it before trying to use a different one.
When you get to selecting in Xorgwizard. Nvidia is the choice. If there is more than one Nvidia driver installed, it will not know which one to use.


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Download the NVidia Linux package for your card;

Download from official Nvidia web site.
Make sure you get the one that is 64bit and recommended for your Nvidia hardware.
If Slacko is a frugal install, put the Nvidia run package in /mnt/home.

If you need the Nvidia 304 driver package, that one is a little buggy and needs special procedures.

There is now a program to help with this process.
Getnividia
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72405
Make sure to get the 64 bit version.

To use Getnvidia:
Well, install it.
Download the Nvidia run package, place in /mnt/home
Load the devx and kernel source sfs packages.
Run Getnvidia.
It will walk you through the process.
Along with installing the driver. It also gives option to make a pet and or a sfs package of the driver.

Note:
The process of unpacking, compiling, and installing the driver needs free storage space and memory.
The Nvidia package is around 40 to 50 MB.
You need 3 times that space to run the process.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 May 2017, 11:58    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Basically correct.

Many thanks...and now I am running into a permissions problem at this point...
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5. After rebooting, and making sure both sfs files are enabled..
6. Drop out of X to the command prompt and run the installer..
e.g. /mnt/home/nvidia7600-64.run

... and I think that is because I have Slacko installed alongside LXLE in '/' (sda3)...

Edit to update: I have moved Slacko into its own partition and I am still receiving "Permission denied" when I try '/mnt/home/nvidia7600-64.run'.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 May 2017, 21:04    Post subject:  

In the Rox file manager.
Right click on the nvidia7600-64.run package and select properties.
Make sure it has exec permissions.
If not give it exec permissions.
Try again.

The Getnividia program will make this process much easier.

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