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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 1.51 2011/09/11 08:43:18 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.52 2012/07/24 12:12:51 swift Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
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>2</version> 31<version>3</version>
32<date>2011-09-11</date> 32<date>2012-07-24</date>
33 33
34<chapter> 34<chapter>
35<title>Introduction</title> 35<title>Introduction</title>
36<section> 36<section>
37<body> 37<body>
256<body> 256<body>
257 257
258<p> 258<p>
259Now it's time to install the drivers. You can do this by first following the 259Now it's time to install the drivers. You can do this by first following the
260<uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration HOWTO</uri> and 260<uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">X Server Configuration HOWTO</uri> and
261setting <c>VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"</c> in <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. When you 261setting <c>VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"</c> in <path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path>. When you
262install the X server, it will then install the right version of 262install the X server, it will then install the right version of
263<c>nvidia-drivers</c> for you. 263<c>nvidia-drivers</c> for you.
264</p> 264</p>
265 265
266<note> 266<note>
267The drivers can be installed with the <c>gtk</c> USE flag set in 267The drivers can be installed with the <c>gtk</c> USE flag set in
268<path>/etc/make.conf</path>. This will install 268<path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path>. This will install
269<c>media-video/nvidia-settings</c>, a handy graphical tool for monitoring and 269<c>media-video/nvidia-settings</c>, a handy graphical tool for monitoring and
270configuring several aspects of your nVidia card. 270configuring several aspects of your nVidia card.
271</note> 271</note>
272 272
273<impo> 273<impo>
414 414
415<p> 415<p>
416Some tools, such as <c>mplayer</c> and <c>xine-lib</c>, use a local USE flag 416Some tools, such as <c>mplayer</c> and <c>xine-lib</c>, use a local USE flag
417called <c>xvmc</c> which enables XvMCNVIDIA support, useful when watching high 417called <c>xvmc</c> which enables XvMCNVIDIA support, useful when watching high
418resolution movies. Add in <c>xvmc</c> in your USE variable in 418resolution movies. Add in <c>xvmc</c> in your USE variable in
419<path>/etc/make.conf</path> or add it as USE flag to <c>media-video/mplayer</c> 419<path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path> or add it as USE flag to <c>media-video/mplayer</c>
420and/or <c>media-libs/xine-lib</c> in <path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>. 420and/or <c>media-libs/xine-lib</c> in <path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>.
421</p> 421</p>
422 422
423<p> 423<p>
424There are also some applications that use the <c>nvidia</c> USE flag, so you 424There are also some applications that use the <c>nvidia</c> USE flag, so you
425may want to add it to <path>/etc/make.conf</path>. 425may want to add it to <path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path>.
426</p> 426</p>
427 427
428<p> 428<p>
429Then, run <c>emerge -uD --newuse world</c> to rebuild the applications that 429Then, run <c>emerge -uD --newuse world</c> to rebuild the applications that
430benefit from the USE flag change. 430benefit from the USE flag change.
439<p> 439<p>
440nVidia also provides you with a settings tool. This tool allows you to monitor 440nVidia also provides you with a settings tool. This tool allows you to monitor
441and change graphical settings without restarting the X server and is available 441and change graphical settings without restarting the X server and is available
442through Portage as <c>media-video/nvidia-settings</c>. As mentioned earlier, it 442through Portage as <c>media-video/nvidia-settings</c>. As mentioned earlier, it
443will be pulled in automatically if you install the drivers with the <c>gtk</c> 443will be pulled in automatically if you install the drivers with the <c>gtk</c>
444USE flag set in <path>/etc/make.conf</path> or in 444USE flag set in <path>/etc/portage/make.conf</path> or in
445<path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>. 445<path>/etc/portage/package.use</path>.
446</p> 446</p>
447 447
448</body> 448</body>
449</section> 449</section>

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