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|Summary=NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver
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|Full name=Jubalh
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== Introduction ==
 
NVIDIA have proprietary graphics drivers for Linux under binary blob. The alternative open source driver is {{Package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau}}.
 
 
== Preparing to Install ==
 
=== Hardware compatibility and driver versions ===
 
Currently, there are five versions of meta NVIDIA Linux drivers, each of which supports a specific group of GPUs. To check the type of driver that is related to your video card, check out the official page of the NVIDIA [http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html complete list of supported GPUs].
 
 
If you have identified as your driver version 337.25, for example, you need the mask(s) driver(s) latest(s) to which you want to install.
 
 
<console>
 
###i## echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask
 
</console>
 
 
=== The required kernel options ===
 
 
{{kernelop|desc=
 
[*] Enable loadable module support
 
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{{kernelop|desc=
 
[*] MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
 
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To we made a successful compilation of the legacy NVIDIA driver, we set before the removal of the native framebuffer drivers into the kernel in order to avoid conflicts for x86 and AMD64 processors, in this case.
 
{{kernelop|desc=
 
Device Drivers --->
 
      Graphics support --->
 
            <*> Support for frame buffer devices --->
 
                  <> NVIDIA Framebuffer Support
 
                  <> NVIDIA Riva support
 
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{{tip|An alternative is to [[uvesafb|uvesafb]] framebuffer, or vesa framebuffer which can be installed in parallel with nvidia-drivers }}
 
 
== Installation ==
 
 
Upgrade and/or configure <code>VIDEO_CARDS</code>  variable to <code>nvidia</code> in <code>/etc/[[make.conf]]</code>. This will serve to while you are installing the Server X, the correct version of nvidia-drivers to be provided for you.
 
<console>
 
# ##i##nano /etc/make.conf
 
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
 
</console>
 
 
{{note|Installing to the driver with the option in '''gtk''' use flags will make it installed the <code>media-video/nvidia-settings</code> which is a graphical tool for monitoring and various settings for your video card}}
 
 
=== Emerging the package ===
 
<console>
 
###i## emerge x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
 
</console>
 
 
When the installation is complete run '''modprobe''' nvidia module to read kernel memory.
 
 
<console>
 
###i## lsmod | grep nvidia
 
</console>
 
If an update before remove the old module
 
<console>
 
###i## rmmod nvidia
 
###i## modprobe nvidia
 
</console>
 
 
=== Testing your Video Card ===
 
To test your video card run the glxinfo program, which is part of the mesa-progs package. This will check if direct rendering is enabled.
 
<console>
 
$ ##i##glxinfo | grep direct
 
$ ##i##  direct rendering: yes
 
</console>
 
 
== Configuring ==
 
=== Loading at boot ===
 
To automate the loading of the module when you boot your system, add '''nvidia''' in modules variable.
 
<console>
 
# ##i##nano /etc/conf.d/modules
 
modules="nvidia"
 
</console>
 
 
=== Integration with X Server ===
 
When your X server is installed find, and there's <code>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</code> you can run the nvidia-xconfig which will set in xorg.conf to identify the video card among other possible configurations.
 
 
<console>###i## nvidia-xconfig</console>
 
 
{{file|name=/etc/X11/xorg.conf|body=
 
Section "Device"
 
    Identifier    "nvidia"
 
    Driver        "nvidia"
 
    VendorName    "NVIDIA Corporation"
 
    BoardName      "[Name] [Model]"
 
EndSection
 
 
}}
 
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=== Enabling NVIDIA Support ===
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== Jubalh ==
Include the use flag in '''nvidia''' in <code>/etc/[[make.conf]]</code> so due to applications that make use of this advantage may withdraw.
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<console>
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# ##i##nano /etc/make.conf
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USE="nvidia"
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</console>
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=== Enabling OpenGL/OpenCL ===
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Being a Linux user since around 2003, I have tinkered with many distributions, mostly using Debian GNU/Linux.
As a requirement, make sure that the Xorg server is not in use during this change. To enable OpenGL and OpenCL.
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In March 2014 I made the switch to Funtoo as my main distribution.
<console>
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###i## eselect opengl set nvidia
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###i## eselect opencl set nvidia
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</console>
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[[Category:Video Cards]]
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Now going to try to participate in it.
[[Category:First Steps]]
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Jubalh

  • Freenode nick: colonolGron

Being a Linux user since around 2003, I have tinkered with many distributions, mostly using Debian GNU/Linux. In March 2014 I made the switch to Funtoo as my main distribution.

Now going to try to participate in it.