Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 17:22 UTC, submitted by leonardoav
Slackware, Slax Pat Volkerding has released Slackware 13.1. "We have chosen to use the 2.6.33.4 kernel after testing the 2.6.33.x kernel branch extensively. Slackware 13.1 contains version 4.4.3 of the KDE Software Compilation. Several Xfce components have been updated as well. Xfce continues to be a great lightweight desktop that doesn't get in your way. If you haven't looked at this great desktop environment lately, you might want to give it another try. If you prefer GNOME, there are teams online producing GNOME for Slackware."
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RE[6]: Comment by dayalsoap
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 26th May 2010 00:58 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by dayalsoap"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

If you want to install the nVidia drivers, definitely make sure you install the kernel source--it's required. If you don't mess with the package selection and just go the easy way leaving everything checked and telling it to do a full installation without prompting, you'll have it.

Basically, just download the correct drivers for your card at nVidia's site (multiple ways to do this, using CLI or GUI...), make sure you exit your desktop/X session, then log in as root. find the nVidia file your downloaded and do "chmod 555 NVIDIA*" to give yourself executable privileges. Then do the command "sh NVIDIA-driver-file-name" to run the file and follow the directions (no, that's not the file name--use whatever the filename is). Use the tab key to autocomplete the filename (ie. typing NVID[tab] will fill in the rest of the filename) and beware of case sensitivity. Follow the directions and it should install.

Once installed, don't get too excited--log out as root before doing anything else! You can then log in as your normal user and type startx and see if it works.

BTW, if you want to boot into a graphical login screen, look in the file /etc/inittab. Just one line needs to be slightly modified:

id:3:initdefault:

Find that line and change it to runlevel 4 ("id:4"), save it, and the next time you reboot you should be looking at a graphical login once the system is up. That is--*if* you want the graphical login.

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