[CentOS] Update to 7.4 using DVD

Thu Sep 14 11:56:10 UTC 2017
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote:

> On 09/13/2017 04:40 PM, Jerry Geis wrote:
>> I am running the propriatry NVIDIA driver 384.69 for GT 720 support.
> The ELrepo driver works very well for me with CentOS 7.4.1708 on a Dell
> Precision M6700.  Here's what I have:
> ++++++
> [lowen at localhost ~]$ nvidia-detect -v
> Probing for supported NVIDIA devices...
> [10de:11be] NVIDIA Corporation GK104GLM [Quadro K3000M]
> This device requires the current 384.59 NVIDIA driver kmod-nvidia
> [lowen at localhost ~]$ rpm -qa|grep nvidia
> nvidia-x11-drv-384.69-2.el7.elrepo.x86_64
> nvidia-detect-384.59-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64
> yum-plugin-nvidia-1.0.2-1.el7.elrepo.noarch
> pcp-pmda-nvidia-gpu-3.11.8-7.el7.x86_64
> kmod-nvidia-384.69-1.el7_4.elrepo.x86_64
> [lowen at localhost ~]$
> (nvidia-detect hasn't yet been updated to .69......)  The ELrepo team does
> a great job with this driver; unless you have a compelling need to rebuild
> it yourself (I hesitate to say 'recompile' as, well, there's very little to
> actually compile) you should investigate using the ELrepo.org modules that
> make these sorts of updates much easier.  Thanks ELrepo for the modules;
> thanks CentOS project for the rebuilt OS.
> The ELrepo nvidia driver handles the nouveau disabling as well; it's
> seamless, and works.  The only caveat is when your card goes to the legacy
> driver, at which time you'll have to install the legacy version; ELrepo
> builds those too.

​Right, and one other aspect of ELRepo's kmod package is that it survives
kernel updates silently. With Nvidia's script, you need to run it upon
every kernel update.​