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Re: f8 nvidia - dynamic kernel module support



Mitsuho Iizuka wrote:
BTW, what is DKMS ? Direct Kernel .... ???
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6896

What differences are there between livna and freshrpm nvidia driver ?
I haven't checked lately, but it used to be:
- livna format is a kmod rpm for a specific kernel version. If the kernel changes, you need to wait for livna to publish a new kmod suited only to the new kernel. They get to do the compile, test release process.

- freshrpms format is a dkms module rpm. Along with requiring compiler tools and kernels headers installed, dkms detects a change in kernel during system boot up, and rebuilds the kernel interface to suit the new kernel. Mostly this just works - maybe an extra 30 seconds to compile it the first time you run a new kernel version.

DaveT.


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