[CentOS] [RESOLVED] -- Re: anyone else having flash trouble?

Thu Feb 16 21:09:08 UTC 2012
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM, fred smith
<fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 09:15:18AM -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:

>> I used to use the NVIDIA drivers directly from the nvidia.com, but since
>> I upgraded my workstation to CentOS-6.x I have been using elrepo's rpms
>> for nvidia with no issues.
>> I certainly know how to build things (being that I build most of the c4
>> and c5 updates that we release), but I love the convenience that elrepo
>> provides.  I highly recommend the elrepo site for anything that they
>> currently maintain, they do a great job.
> without having yet switched to a repo instead of using the package
> from nvidia's web site, I just reinstalled the previous version of
> the nvidia drivers and now flash works. go figure.
> the one that was NOT working for me was 290.10, and the next newest one I had
> (the one I am now using again) is 285.05.09.

Now that you know which version of the Nvidia driver to use, it is
time to switch to ELRepo. :-)  Otherwise you have to keep
re-installing it for each kernel update. You can see here (for


that ELRepo maintains earlier versions of the driver. Install the one
you want, and exclude it in yum.conf so that the "good" one stays on
your system.