[CentOS-docs] proposed nvidia wiki page

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 15:16:09 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 11:12 +0100, Ned Slider wrote:
> JohnS wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 15:11 -0400, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 08:51:23PM +0200, Dag Wieers wrote:
> >>> On Tue, 15 Sep 2009, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> >>>
> >>> The only reason for me to keep maintaining the dkms packages, would be 
> >>> for those people not running supported kernels (recent/official). But if 
> >>> we could describe and automate the building of kmod packages, I would 
> >>> prefer that route over dkms at any time.
> >> For what it's worth, the elrepo version worked well with my unsupported
> >> kernel (a VServer 2.6.22 kernel)
> > ---
> > 
> > Could those that are trying out the "kmod" driver please report what
> > video card model you have. Would be nice to have a good list of the
> > Legacy and Newer Cards.
> > 
> > JohnStanley
> > 
> That tends to change as the drivers move forward over time, older cards 
> become legacy and are no longer supported by the latest driver.
> For a list of cards supported by the latest driver, the user is better 
> off referring to nvidia's documentation. Looking at the docs for the 
> current driver leads me to believe that GeForce 6000 series cards are 
> the oldest supported by this driver (GeForce 5x00 series is supported by 
> the 173.14.xx driver and older still GeForce2/3/4 by driver 96.43.xx).
> We (ELRepo) haven't packaged older nvidia drivers (yet) but we can 
> certainly look into that if there is a demand.
Maybe consider doing it? I myself use a lot of older hardware with the
legacy cards in them. Umm, what's involvled doing it?

"NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9639-pkg1.run" is used in one of my desktops.
Which supports most legacy cards from nvidia.


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