[CentOS] Problem with nvidia-drv-x11 when upgrading to CentOS 5.2
bgschaid_lists at ice-sf.at
Tue Jul 1 18:49:58 UTC 2008
>>>>> On Tue, 1 Jul 2008 10:40:38 -0700
>>>>> "M" == MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
M> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 1:55 AM, Bernhard Gschaider
M> <bgschaid_lists at ice-sf.at> wrote:
>> Hi John!
>> As I understand it the nvidia-x11-drv IS the nvidia.com-driver
>> just repackaged in such a way that it automatically recompiles
>> itself if a new kernel is installed. For the
>> vanilla-nvidia-drivers I had to write a script for that and the
>> number of workstation here is not big enough that it justifies
>> that (I did that, but it never worked 100% and testing a boot
>> time script is a pain in the a##) Obviously the script in the
>> RPM-package doesn't know how to behave during an upgrade (let's
>> see how it fares when the first 5.2-kernel-update comes along)
M> I may be mistaken on this, but IIRC, the driver does not
M> recompile itself automatically at all. I used dkms once a
M> great many kernels ago, and the driver has been recompiled for
M> me for every single update since then (4.4, I think), including
M> my update to 5.2. I didn't see any reference to this in this
M> thread at all, so I'm assuming that you are not using dkms.
I didn't mention it, but the package recompiles the driver using DKMS.
I'm fully aware, that binary-only-packages won't work
M> For the person who uninstalled, updated and reinstalled the
M> driver, I didn't see any mention of a recompile - did you do
As said above: DKMS should take care of that - and it always did
M> Now, if your driver doesn't work after an explicit recompile,
M> that's a different problem.
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