[CentOS-docs] proposed nvidia wiki page


lostson at lostsonsvault.org
Wed Sep 16 12:23:25 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 07:50 -0400, Phil Schaffner wrote:
> Ned Slider wrote on 09/16/2009 06:12 AM:
> ...
> > 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.
> I'd say "build it and they will come" to your repo of dreams. :-)
> Have definitely seen cases of people with problems getting older nVidia 
> cards to work, and a growth area for Linux in general is people with 
> hardware left behind by Redmond performance demands.
> As far as the Wiki page, more detail in the guide to choosing a driver 
> version and finding a package for the correct driver for your hardware 
> would be worth bonus points - seems to be another area of frequent problems.
> Phil

 In the doc we have been toying with the finding the correct driver is
in there.



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