[ATrpms-devel] nvidia-graphics 8774
promac at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 02:47:50 CEST 2006
I updated today to the newest nvidia suite 8774.
Using yum I got:
Package Arch Version Repository Size
nvidia-graphics-devel i386 2:1.0.8774-12.at atrpms 3.0k
Installing for dependencies:
nvidia-graphics8774-devel i386 1:1.0_8774-75.fc5.at
atrpms 124 k
nvidia-graphics8774-libs i386 1:1.0_8774-75.fc5.at
atrpms 2.6 M
Install 2 Package(s)
Update 1 Package(s)
Remove 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 2.7 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Note that the kernel module was "forgotten".
So, in the first computer, I forgot yum, and downloaded everything I needed
directly from the website
and installed manually.
The result was that it was necessary to remove various packages from the
previous version, 8762, because
there were conflicting files. The only thing that remained from the previous
were the kernel module and nvidia-libs.
When I rebooted the kernel insisted in loading the wrong module version.
I then tried "nvidia-graphics-switch 8774", reboot again, and the same
Finally, I removed the previous kernel module, reboot and the appropriate
nvidia kernel module was loaded.
Then, I tried updating using only yum on a second computer.
All packages were installed, but the module:
[naja:~/bin] qrpm nvidia
However, as you can see, nvidia-graphics8774-1.0_8774-75.fc5.at was also
/etc/ld.so.conf has been updated, but /etc/modprobe.conf has not.
Therefore, I edited modprobe.conf and replaced 8762 to 8774.
Then I installed the kernel module manually and reboot. The wrong kernel
loaded again. I then removed everything from 87662, and tried to use
which told me I had no driver installed. After installing
I could switch to the new nvidia driver and reboot.
Finally, the new module was loaded.
Well, I am used to have problems installing nvidia drivers, but something
got worse this time.
It did not take too much time for me, but another person, who knows ...
By the way, I solved the evedev problem I told you before, by creating a
udev for my mouse
and using a symbolic link in xorg.conf instead of /dev/input/event3.
Do you think it is a good idea to allow keeping a previous version,
without keeping the devel part?
Is yum inadequate for this job? Is smart better?
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