[CentOS] DKMS and new(er) Nvidia-drivers

Tue Apr 14 15:57:29 UTC 2009
Michael A. Peters <mpeters at mac.com>

Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>> Of Scott Silva
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:19 PM
>> To: centos at centos.org
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] DKMS and new(er) Nvidia-drivers
>> on 4-6-2009 5:55 AM Sorin Srbu spake the following:
>>> I got the DKMS-system working and now have the Nvidia-drivers v173.08
>>> installed (using rpmforge as suggested previously). Unfortunately this
>>> particular driver version gives me screen artifacts so as to make the 
>>> screen
>>> more or less unreadable.
>> You could always try and make a newer version yourself using the old one as a
>> template. Here is some help;
>> http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6896
>> http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/power/1q04-ler.pdf
>> http://linux.dell.com/dkms/dkms-ols2004.pdf
> Ok, thanks. I'll see if I can some sense of the instructions. 8-)
> Strangely enough, only the systems running an Amd cpu gives the screen 
> artefacts. Go figure...

What the artifacts?
I switched to the DKMS module in rpmforge and am running an AMD CPU.
Only think I've noticed is a weird issue with the cursor in thunderbird, 
I don't know if that is nvidia related or not though. It is annoying and 
I don't recall it being there before I updated the driver.

Asus M2N board
AMD X2 CPU (I think a 5200 - I forget - 2.6 GHz)
nVidia Corporation NV42 [GeForce 6800 XT] (rev a2)

kernel 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5 x86_64