[CentOS] Problem with nvidia-drv-x11 when upgrading to CentOS 5.2

Bernhard Gschaider bgschaid_lists at ice-sf.at
Wed Jun 25 08:55:17 UTC 2008

>>>>> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 01:13:11 -0400
>>>>> "J" == John  <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:

    J> -----Original Message----- From: centos-bounces at centos.org
    J> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Marko
    J> A. Jennings Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:18 PM To:
    J> centos at centos.org Subject: Re: [CentOS] Problem with
    J> nvidia-drv-x11 when upgrading to CentOS 5.2

    J> On Tue, June 24, 2008 3:08 pm, Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
    >> Hi!
    >> I know that the nvidia-drv-x11-package is from RPMForge, but I
    >> thought I might mention it here.

<problem snipped>

    J> ----------------------------------------------- Have you tried
    J> an older version of the driver from rpmforge? Do that First and
    J> see how that turns out. I myself am a fan of the Nvidia Drivers
    J> from nvidia.com. Meantime CentOS 5.2 is Very New and they may
    J> very well be issues with driver Stability yet to be.

    J> http://wiki.centos.org/HardwareList/Nvidia_Graphics This is a
    J> link of how to install the nvidia driver from
    J> nvidia.com. **WARNING** It is not finished but there should be
    J> enough info there to get to rolling in the right direction. You
    J> need to be aware it is a draft only. Cent OS 5.2 will also be
    J> included in it with in the next 30 days as time alows me.

    J> Alternativly after you get one Nvidia.com driver going on one
    J> machine, you could copy the built kernel module over to other
    J> machines providing they have the same card. Warning, I do not
    J> condone such as that. Good Luck...

Hi John!

As I understand it the nvidia-x11-drv IS the nvidia.com-driver just
repackaged in such a way that it automatically recompiles itself if a
new kernel is installed. For the vanilla-nvidia-drivers I had to write
a script for that and the number of workstation here is not big enough
that it justifies that (I did that, but it never worked 100% and
testing a boot time script is a pain in the a##)
Obviously the script in the RPM-package doesn't know how to behave
during an upgrade (let's see how it fares when the first
5.2-kernel-update comes along)


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