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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
26 26
27<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 27<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
28<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 28<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
29<license/> 29<license/>
30 30
31<version>1.32</version> 31<version>1.33</version>
32<date>2007-07-22</date> 32<date>2007-07-31</date>
33 33
34<chapter> 34<chapter>
35<title>Introduction</title> 35<title>Introduction</title>
36<section> 36<section>
37<body> 37<body>
44been packaging their drivers, you will need to make some choices before you 44been packaging their drivers, you will need to make some choices before you
45install the drivers. 45install the drivers.
46</p> 46</p>
47 47
48<p> 48<p>
49Currently, there are two driver packages in the tree, though this will be
50reduced to just one package in the near future. The first,
51<c>nvidia-drivers</c>, contains the latest drivers from nVidia with support for 49The <c>nvidia-drivers</c> package contains the latest drivers from nVidia with
52<e>all</e> cards, with several versions available depending on how old your 50support for <e>all</e> cards, with several versions available depending on how
53card is. It uses an eclass to detect what kind of card you're running so that it 51old your card is. It uses an eclass to detect what kind of card you're running
54installs the proper version. The second package, <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c>, 52so that it installs the proper version.
55supports older cards. It is deprecated in favor of the all-inclusive
56<c>nvidia-drivers</c> package, which contains the same driver version(s). <b>Do
57not install <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c></b>; it's only kept in the tree to give
58its current users time to switch over to the new package. You should only use
59<c>nvidia-drivers</c>, as explained in the next chapter.
60</p> 53</p>
61
62<note>
63Previously, Gentoo provided separate ebuilds for the nVidia kernel module
64(<c>nvidia-kernel</c>) and the X11 GLX libraries (<c>nvidia-glx</c>). These
65ebuilds have since been removed from the Portage tree in favor of
66<c>nvidia-drivers</c>. If you use <c>nvidia-kernel</c> and <c>nvidia-glx</c>,
67then you should migrate to the newer packages.
68</note>
69 54
70</body> 55</body>
71</section> 56</section>
72</chapter> 57</chapter>
73 58
106<p> 91<p>
107You can check for driver compatibility for your card at to determine which 92You can check for driver compatibility for your card at to determine which
108driver supports it at 93driver supports it at
109<uri>http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/100.14.11/README/appendix-a.html</uri>. 94<uri>http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/100.14.11/README/appendix-a.html</uri>.
110</p> 95</p>
111
112<impo>
113The <c>nvidia-legacy-drivers</c> package is deprecated and should not be
114installed on a fresh system. Although it is a 71xx driver, the corresponding
11571xx driver version found in <c>nvidia-drivers</c> should be used instead.
116</impo>
117 96
118</body> 97</body>
119</section> 98</section>
120</chapter> 99</chapter>
121 100
453<p> 432<p>
454nVidia also provides you with a settings tool. This tool allows you to monitor 433nVidia also provides you with a settings tool. This tool allows you to monitor
455and change graphical settings without restarting the X server and is available 434and change graphical settings without restarting the X server and is available
456through Portage as <c>media-video/nvidia-settings</c>. As mentioned earlier, it 435through Portage as <c>media-video/nvidia-settings</c>. As mentioned earlier, it
457will be pulled in automatically if you install 436will be pulled in automatically if you install
458<c>>=media-video/nvidia-drivers-100.14.09</c> with the <c>gtk</c> USE flag set 437<c>>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-100.14.09</c> with the <c>gtk</c> USE flag set
459in <path>/etc/make.conf</path> or in <path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>. 438in <path>/etc/make.conf</path> or in <path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>.
460</p> 439</p>
461 440
462</body> 441</body>
463</section> 442</section>

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