[CentOS] Nvidia driver on CentOS 5.3

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Thu Apr 2 13:51:38 UTC 2009


>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf
>Of Nicolas Thierry-Mieg
>Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 2:32 PM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Nvidia driver on CentOS 5.3
>
>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.

Thx, I'm trouble-shooting now. Dkms autoinstaller something-or-other didn't
go down too well. Looks promising though. 8-)
-- 
/Sorin
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