[ATrpms-users] Is kernel 2.6.25 supported for F8 with fuse and nvidia 96xx drivers?
Jeffrey J. Kosowsky
atrpms at kosowsky.org
Wed Jun 11 19:21:23 CEST 2008
Axel Thimm wrote at about 18:28:59 +0300 on Wednesday, June 11, 2008:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:40:25AM -0400, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky wrote:
> > Noticed that updating the kernel to 2.6.25 with F8 doesn't include new
> > kmdls for Fuse or nVidia 96xx legacy drivers?
> External fuse is broken on 2.6.25 currently , but 96xx is available
> since 4-5 days.
> > Any idea on when/if such updates will be available?
> > If not available, any workarounds?
> See Brian's reply for fuse, and check why you can't see the nvidia
O.K. I think I see the problem with nvidia. I always keep one older
kernel version just in case. Well, this older version has an nvidia
kmdl that is tied to 96.43.01. So, I guess that as long as the old
nvidia kmdl is still there, yum won't upgrade the nvidia-graphics
package from 96.43.01 to 96.43.05 so it then won't pull in the
corresponding kmdl for the new kernel.
If that is indeed the case, is there any way to work around this so
that one can keep several versions of the kernel (and associated
kmdls) working. If not, this situation in a way defeats a lot of the
benefits of the kmdl system that separates out the kernel dependent
modules from the non-kernel dependent portions.
Regarding fuse, it wasn't clear to me from Brian's response what one
loses (or gains) by using the built-in kernel fuse support. I.e., is
there any reason to have fuse-kmdl at all if fuse support is built
into the kernel (other than perhaps a more bleeding edge version)?
Note that I already have the regular Fedora fuse rpm installed and
have until now also been installing the atrpms fuse kmdls. I believe
that I mostly only use fuse now for the ntfs driver.
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