[CentOS] Re: atrpms nvidia cannot load

Tue Apr 1 12:02:18 UTC 2008
Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net>

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:54:09PM -0400, Sam Beam wrote:
> Hi guys - brand new 5.1 install here and quite happy - but...
> The nv driver did not work at all for me, fritzy stripes and dots. This is a 
> GeForce 7300 LE which was working happily dual-head under FC6 with the livna 
> nvidia RPMs
> So I looked around and it seemed like the ATRpms repo via yum was the best 
> option for CentOS. This is what I installed, it worked great with the 
> xorg.conf from the old system.
> But then I did a 'yum update' to the system and got a new kernel from 
> centosplus (?). 
> Now the nvidia module won't load. It's not happy with the new kernel. I am at 
> a loss as to how to make it happy?

You forgot to install yum-plugin-kmdl, so yum would install the proper
kmlds for any new kernel.

> what is the best way to install the closed-source drivers? direct from nvidia? 
> recomplile them? Is there some gap between updates kernel and the atrpms 
> modules?
> and in advance I am SORRY if this has been beat to death. I know ~75% of the 
> traffic on the Fedora list was about nvidia woes and flames. Lame, but the 
> DRI does work well on these and my daughter likes to play games. 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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