[CentOS] xorg-x11-drv-nouveau for CentOS?

Timo Neuvonen timo-news at tee-en.net
Sun Dec 28 10:03:37 UTC 2008


>> Is there a way to use "Nouveau" (open source Nvidia) driver in CentOS 5 ?
>>
>> "nv" seems to support only the lowest resolutions thru the dvi output 
>> (NV44
>> chip), and I don't like the idea of installing propiertary Nvidia 
>> drivers.
>> This way I came to Nouveau.
>>
>> I had a look at some Fedora rpms, but they needed something CentOS
>> obviously doesn't have:
>>
>> # rpm -ivh xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-2.1.6-1.fc8.x86_64.rpm
>> kernel-drm-nouveau = 10 is needed by 
>> xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-2.1.6-1.fc8.x86_64
>>
>
>
> you can't use RPMs built for a different OS distribution, you'd need to
> take the SRPM and rebuild/recompile it.

Aren't the dependencies still the same? I think they are explicitly 
spesified in the spec file of the source rpm?





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