[CentOS] DKMS and new(er) Nvidia-drivers

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Mon Apr 6 13:55:27 UTC 2009


I got the DKMS-system working and now have the Nvidia-drivers v173.08 
installed (using rpmforge as suggested previously). Unfortunately this 
particular driver version gives me screen artifacts so as to make the screen 
more or less unreadable.

Nvidia's proprietary drivers are now up to v180.44 and this version is fine 
with my test system.

I  really like the DKMS-system, as it enables me to keep kernel and 
gfx-drivers up-to-date on our course-lab computers doing 3D-molecular 
modeling.  However if I can't make use of newer, and better, drivers this 
whole thing is borked for me... 8-/

My question is who updates those drivers, as the v173.08 Nvidia drivers are 
now almost a year old? Would there be any other good repo with more current 
drivers suitable for use with DKMS and CentOS?
	The repos I found are tagged with PCLinux, Mandriva and Ubuntu to name a few. 
I'm not quite sure these rpms would work with CentOS and the dkms install 
there.

Any hints appreciated. Thanks.
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