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NVidia have proprietary graphics drivers for Linux under binary blob. The alternative open source driver is nouveau.
 
NVidia have proprietary graphics drivers for Linux under binary blob. The alternative open source driver is nouveau.
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Preparing to Install
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Hardware compatibility and driver versions
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Currently there are five meta versions of 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 the link on this page of the official nVidia:
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[www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html]
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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.
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root # echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask
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<console>
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###i## echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask
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</console>
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Revision as of 02:39, September 30, 2014

x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers


Current Maintainer(s):Ricardo Bastos
Source Repository:Gentoo Portage Tree
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Summary: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver



NVIDIA Linux Display Drivers



Important

This page is in need of updates.

Introduction

NVidia have proprietary graphics drivers for Linux under binary blob. The alternative open source driver is nouveau.

Preparing to Install

Hardware compatibility and driver versions

Currently there are five meta versions of 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 the link on this page of the official nVidia:

[www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html]

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.

root # echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask

# echo “>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340” >> /etc/portage/package.mask