[CentOS] DKMS and new(er) Nvidia-drivers
ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Apr 8 19:19:10 UTC 2009
on 4-6-2009 5:55 AM Sorin Srbu spake the following:
> 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
> Any hints appreciated. Thanks.
You could always try and make a newer version yourself using the old one as a
template. Here is some help;
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