[CentOS] Nvidia driver on CentOS 5.3

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Thu Apr 2 13:31:31 UTC 2009


Sorin Srbu wrote:
> 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.

the rpmforge driver *is* the proprietary nvidia driver. It's just nicely 
packaged in an rpm, with dkms for rebuilding when you get a new kernel.
It's also not the latest version, which may or may not be a problem for 
you. It's working well enough for a lot of people, but YMMV.



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