[CentOS] xorg-x11-drv-nouveau for CentOS?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Dec 28 09:32:25 UTC 2008

Timo Neuvonen wrote:
> Is there a way to use "Nouveau" (open source Nvidia) driver in CentOS 5 ?
> "nv" seems to support only the lowest resolutions thru the dvi output (NV44
> chip), and I don't like the idea of installing propiertary Nvidia drivers.
> This way I came to Nouveau.
> I had a look at some Fedora rpms, but they needed something CentOS
> obviously doesn't have:
> # rpm -ivh xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-2.1.6-1.fc8.x86_64.rpm
> kernel-drm-nouveau = 10 is needed by xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-2.1.6-1.fc8.x86_64

you can't use RPMs built for a different OS distribution, you'd need to 
take the SRPM and rebuild/recompile it.

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