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

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Dec 28 10:13:05 UTC 2008

Timo Neuvonen wrote:
>>> # 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_6
>> you can't use RPMs built for a different OS distribution, you'd need to
>> take the SRPM and rebuild/recompile it.
> Aren't the dependencies still the same? I think they are explicitly 
> spesified in the spec file of the source rpm?

out of general curiosity, I did some poking around the Nouveau project 
wiki.    In short order, I learned..

A) its still highly experimental and very incomplete.

B) it has three components, a 2D driver, a 3D driver, and a kernel 
driver.    you need to build all three together for your target OS.

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