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I have recently downloaded and installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run for my Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M Graphics Card.

Installation went fine after disabling the X server and running the install from a tty.

After rebooting;

  • The Slim Login manager took considerably longer to process my initial username entry (8-10 seconds vs <1s)

  • Any attempts to access another tty results in a system hang, from which I have to restart.

  • Attempting to launch Firefox results in a system hang before displaying anything.

I have done some searching around but have found nothing that has fixed my problem.

I am running archbang linux x64, so followed the instructions detailed on their site.

I am attempting pacman -Syu but do not think this will make much of a difference...

I changed from using the nouveau drivers.

I have looked through my Xorg.0.log file but didn't see anything that was glaringly obvious. If you need any more details than those provided below, please comment.

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  • Did you dowload the drivers yourself from nvidia.com or did you install through pacman ? – AcId May 24 '13 at 10:07
  • Nothing new to see here, move along folks. – vonbrand May 24 '13 at 11:12
  • I installed them from nvidia.com as I couldn't see a driver in the repos that officially supported my card. – hamhut1066 May 24 '13 at 11:50
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Use pacman -S nvidia to get the officially supported driver which is the same one you downloaded and you should not have any problems.

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  • This installed fine but It ended up having exactly the same problems as before. I have opted to give up on the proprietry drivers as they are too much of a hassle to install and are not essential to the running of my computer. – hamhut1066 May 28 '13 at 7:03

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