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Re: Fedora 10, Kernel without xen



Robert Wuest wrote:
> Can someone please tell me how to get a kernel for fedora 10 without
> xen.

There isn't any. Xen DomU support is now built in by default.

> I don't use it and don't plan to don't have any need for it.  I 
> have an nvidia graphics card and want to use their driver (because it is
> much faster).  I've been using Nvidia's installer for quite a while, and

Their installer is broken.

> everything was fine until 2.6.27 on Fedora 9.  I stayed on 2.6.26 there
> because of this.  I've poked around RPM fusion, but don't see a kernel
> there, either.  I haven't tried their version of the nvidia driver.

Then do so, because they fixed it to actually build. (At least this bug can
be fixed because it is in the glue code for which source code is provided.)
And the RPMs will also properly override the system libraries instead of
braindeadly overwriting them like NVidia's installer does. Overwriting is
going to break as soon as libGL gets updated in Fedora.

> I had a system that was working just fine for me and now it's broken :(.

Because you used a broken installer.

> Would I be better off just building the latest from kernel.org?

No, you would be better off using properly-packaged drivers. (You would be
even better off buying hardware supported by drivers which are actually
Free Software and part of Fedora instead of buying NVidia's crap and using
their crappy proprietary drivers, but if you must use those drivers, at
least use proper packages for them!)

        Kevin Kofler


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