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Re: driver nvidia



On Thu, 2008-12-25 at 14:04 -0500, Jim wrote:
> Thomas Cameron wrote:
> > Alain Roger wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> where can i find the newest drivers for nVidia graphic card for F10 ?
> >> thx.
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Alain
> >> -----------------------------------------------------------
> >> Windows XP x64 SP2 / Fedora 10 KDE 4.2
> >> PostgreSQL 8.3.5 / MS SQL server 2005
> >> Apache 2.2.10
> >> PHP 5.2.6
> >> C# 2005-2008
> >>
> >
> > I don't particularly like using packaged NVidia stuff - too much of a 
> > pain waiting for the packagers to catch up with the latest kernel.

The akmod-nvidia packages at rpmfusion includes logic to rebuild the
drivers automatically when a new kernel is booted.  Quite sweet, really,
and none of the hassles associated with nVidia's packaging.

> >
> > I just grab the right driver from 
> > http://www.nvidia.com/page/support.html.  Once it's downloaded, just 
> > run this as root:
> >
> > sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.82-pkg2.run -s -X
> >
> > Change NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.82-pkg2.run to the package you download.
> >
> > That will do a quiet install and set up your xorg.conf appropriately.
> >
> > If you want to use packaged versions, you can use the rpmforge repo at 
> > http://rpmfusion.org.  There are good docs there as to how to use the 
> > repo.
> >
> How do you find drivers on Nvidia.com for older cards, like a GeForce FX 
> Go5200 NV34M

Look for the akmod-nvidia-96xx or akmod-nvida-173xx packages at
rpmfusion.  Note that these are no longer supported by nVidia, but they
are kept current for new kernels by the rpmfusion gang.

-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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