Nvidia drivers

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While Redcore Linux defaults to the open source x11-drivers/nouveau, it does provide two versions of the proprietary graphics driver for NVIDIA graphic cards : x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers && x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-legacy. Depending on the age of your card, you can install one or the other, as they cannot coexist on the same system.


The x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers package supports the most recent cards, and it should be your first choice if you have such a card. A list with the supported cards can be found at https://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/driverResults.aspx/175958/en-uk.


Using sisyphus (cli):

root # sisyphus install --ebuild nvidia-drivers

These are the binary packages that would be merged, in order:


Total: 1 binary package(s)

These are the source packages that would be merged, in order:

acct-group/video-0-r1  sys-kernel/nvidia-drivers-dkms-460.67  x11-misc/nvidia-settings-460.67  x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-460.67

Total: 4 source package(s)

Would you like to proceed? [y/N]

Using portage:

root # emerge -av nvidia-drivers

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies             ... done!   
[ebuild  N     ] acct-group/video-0-r1::gentoo  0 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] sys-kernel/nvidia-drivers-dkms-460.67::redcore  173,528 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-xlib-2.40.2::gentoo  USE="-gtk-doc" ABI_X86="32 (64) (-x32)" 53 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] x11-misc/nvidia-settings-460.67::redcore  1,205 KiB
[ebuild  N     ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-460.67::redcore  USE="X acpi dkms (libglvnd) multilib tools wayland -compat" ABI_X86="32 (64) (-x32)" 0 KiB

Total: 5 packages (5 new), Size of downloads: 174,784 KiB

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]