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Nvidia driver run package installing
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PostPosted: Sat 27 May 2017, 02:30    Post subject:  Nvidia driver run package installing
Subject description: How to do it
 

Installing a Nvidia driver run package

Will need following items:
1.Nvidia driver run package
2.Puppy version DEVX SFS package
3.Puppy version kernel source SFS
4.Getnvidia program

Nvidia driver run package:
Download from official Nvidia web site.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
Get the specific Nvidia driver run package recomended for your hardware.
Make sure to get the bit version you need. (32bit or 64 bit)
Put the Nvidia run package in /mnt/home.


Puppy version DEVX SFS package and kernel source SFS package:
First try this in a terminal:
Code:
sfsget

If not listed for download, you will have to go to the specific Puppy version repository to get them.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/
The DEVX SFS is usually where the Puppy version iso is located.
The kernel source SFS is in the Puppy version pet packages.

Getnividia:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72405
Make sure to get the bit version you need. (32bit or 64 bit)

To use Getnvidia:
Well, install it.
Download the Nvidia run package, place in /mnt/home
Using SFS-Load-On-The-Fly program.
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 5 or 6 times that space to run the process.

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