[CentOS] VirtIO drivers and CentOS 5.4(Final)

Wed May 6 15:50:45 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Wed, May 6, 2015 10:20 am, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> <rant>
>> I have a couple of boxes with NVIDIA cards and fancy screen setup. I
>> have
>> to use NVIDIA proprietary driver, open source driver does not support
>> configuration. Darn Nvidia never released enough information about their
> <snip>
>> Now, back to my boxes. NVIDIA declared these fancy cards obsolete (the
>> are
>> only about 6 years old, and hardware still does appropriate job for what
>> we need). There is no proprietary NVIDIA driver which you can install
>> with
>> latest kernels (latest speaking CentOS 6 kernels). You know you have to
>> compile kernel interface for their binary driver. No way: no updated
>> binary driver for these my obsoleted by NVIDIA cards. So, NVIDIA locked
>> me
>> on these boxes to older kernel.
> <snip>
>> </rant>
> There is a proprietary driver package that you can build that will support
> them. I have a Guadro 4000 aka GL100GL on my workstation, and am running
> 6.6 current, and NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.40.run, which you can still d/l
> from NVida's site, for it (I need the proprietary for two screens).
> Hope that helps.
>        mark

Thanks Mark! Will try.

As someone said: you don't need to know everything. You just need to know
right person to ask ;-)


Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247