[CentOS] nvidia dual monitor setup centos howto

Nicolas Thierry-Mieg Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr
Tue Jun 16 15:29:06 UTC 2009

Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> yum install nvidia-x11-drv.x86_64
> If I were you I'd look more into dkms and the dkms-nvidia-packages. Those
> are more current, than the driver package in nvidia-x11*.
> Or if all else fails, why not get the proprietary Nvidia drivers?

just to clear things up: the nvidia drivers available in rpmforge *are* 
the proprietary nvidia drivers. They're just conveniently packaged in an 
rpm, and use dkms for auto-rebuilding. And they don't upgrade to the 
latest version every time nvidia releases one, which can be good or bad 
depending on your needs.
This is true both for nvidia-x11-drv and dkms-nvidia-x11-drv: the latter 
is simply a newer version with a name change, and it's the one you 
should use (but anyways if you installed the older package yum upgrade 
should offer to upgrade to dkms-*).


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