[CentOS] Nvidia driver on CentOS 5.3

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Thu Apr 2 13:09:59 UTC 2009


>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Of Steve Huff
>Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 2:03 PM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Nvidia driver on CentOS 5.3
>
>
>On Apr 2, 2009, at 3:06 AM, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> Automagically? Care to elaborate on that? Sounds like a useful
>> mechanism to
>> me.
>
>it's very useful.
>
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Kernel_Module_Support
>
>$ man dkms
>$ sudo yum --enablerepo=rpmforge install nvidia-x11-drv
>$ sudo reboot
>...
>profit!
>
>once you have done this, DKMS will rebuild the nvidia driver module
>for you the first time you boot a new kernel.  provided the module
>builds without problems, you won't have to think about it any more.

Nice, thanks! I'll try this out on a machine.

On a related sidetrack; is there any difference between the proprietary 
Nvidia-drivers and the ones from eg rpmforge? 	Specifically, we use the 
proprietary Nvidia drivers on our dozen or so course computers because they 
support stereo-3D. When our former *nix-admin set this up years ago, there 
weren't anything else to use than the proprietary drivers. Hence my question.
-- 
/Sorin
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