[CentOS] VirtIO drivers and CentOS 5.4(Final)

Wed May 6 16:38:34 UTC 2015
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 8:20 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>> 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
>>> 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.
>> 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).
> I highly recommend that you install nvidia-detect [1] from ELRepo and run
> it.
Thanks, Akemi, that's really useful, and I'd never heard of it. I suppose
that as it gets updated, it'll tell me the most current legacy to use (in
my case, the 310.40  worked, but the 340.58 did not... and that was trial
and error.