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Re: Nvidia Drivers for Fedora 9



On Sat, 2008-10-04 at 14:10 -0500, John Thompson wrote:
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> Jerry Feldman wrote:
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> | The advantage to using livna is that they are included in RPM packages.
> | If you get them directly from Nvidia, when you get an updated kernel you
> | would have to reinstall the drivers.
> | IMHO: It is usually better to use RPM packages rather than tarballs
> | because of the database. But, there are always exceptions.
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> The advantage of using the NVidia installer is that when you need to
> install a new kernel you don't have to wait for livna to update their
> RPMs. Just re-run the installer and it will build new modules to match
> your new kernel.

Better yet, use akmod-nvidia from Livna, which will build you a custom
RPM if the Livna one isn't ready when you update your kernel.

-Chris


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