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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.36 2007/02/08 00:09:31 diox Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.37 2007/02/08 03:41:39 nightmorph Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux nVidia Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux nVidia Guide</title>
7 7
45install the drivers. Currently, there are two driver packages in the tree. The 45install the drivers. Currently, there are two driver packages in the tree. The
46first, <c>nvidia-drivers</c>, is the latest drivers from nVidia and includes 46first, <c>nvidia-drivers</c>, is the latest drivers from nVidia and includes
47support for the latest cards. The second, <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c>, supports 47support for the latest cards. The second, <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c>, supports
48older cards, from the original TNT through the GeForce 6800. However, this 48older cards, from the original TNT through the GeForce 6800. However, this
49driver does not support the latest features of the newer cards. You should only 49driver does not support the latest features of the newer cards. You should only
50use <c>nvidia-legacy-driver</c> if your cards is not supported in the 50use <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c> if your cards is not supported in the
51<c>nvidia-drivers</c> package. 51<c>nvidia-drivers</c> package.
52</p> 52</p>
53 53
54<note> 54<note>
55Previously, Gentoo provided separate ebuilds for the nVidia kernel module 55Previously, Gentoo provided separate ebuilds for the nVidia kernel module
69<section> 69<section>
70<title>nvidia-legacy-drivers</title> 70<title>nvidia-legacy-drivers</title>
71<body> 71<body>
72 72
73<p> 73<p>
74The <c>nvidia-legacy-driver</c> branch supports older nVidia cards which are no 74The <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c> branch supports older nVidia cards which are no
75longer supported in the latest driver releases. This branch is based on an older 75longer supported in the latest driver releases. This branch is based on an older
76code base of the nVidia drivers, and supports the latest kernels and X.Org 76code base of the nVidia drivers, and supports the latest kernels and X.Org
77versions. You should use this driver if you have a TNT, TNT2, GeForce, or 77versions. You should use this driver if you have a TNT, TNT2, GeForce, or
78GeForce 2 series card. The driver compatibility information can be found in 78GeForce 2 series card. The driver compatibility information can be found in
79Appendix A of 79Appendix A of
201<section> 201<section>
202<title>Continuing with Kernel Configuration</title> 202<title>Continuing with Kernel Configuration</title>
203<body> 203<body>
204 204
205<p> 205<p>
206The <c>nvidia-drivers</c> and <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c> ebuilds 206The <c>nvidia-drivers</c> and <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c> ebuilds automatically
207automatically discover your kernel version based on the 207discover your kernel version based on the <path>/usr/src/linux</path> symlink.
208<path>/usr/src/linux</path> symlink. Please ensure that you have this symlink 208Please ensure that you have this symlink pointing to the correct sources and
209pointing to the correct sources and that your kernel is correctly configured. 209that your kernel is correctly configured. Please refer to the "Configuring the
210Please refer to the &quot;Configuring the Kernel&quot; section of the <uri 210Kernel" section of the <uri link="/doc/en/handbook/">Installation Handbook</uri>
211link="/doc/en/handbook/">Installation Handbook</uri> for details on configuring 211for details on configuring your kernel.
212your kernel.
213</p> 212</p>
214 213
215<p> 214<p>
216If you are using gentoo-sources-2.6.11-r6, your <path>/usr/src</path> directory 215If you are using gentoo-sources-2.6.11-r6, your <path>/usr/src</path> directory
217might look something like this: 216might look something like this:

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