[ATrpms-users] Legacy nVidia Drivers for Latest F15 Kernel
jrw3319 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 16:26:12 CEST 2011
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 9:47 AM, John Welch <jrw3319 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Axel and others,
> One of my F15 workstations has an older nVidia FX5200 video card. The
> latest drivers for this card are the 173.14.30 series. I just updated
> the system to the latest F15 kernel (2.6.40-4) and it looks like the
> kernel modules for my video card are missing. I looked at the ATrpms
> repo first before updating and I *thought* I saw the right kernel
> modules, but apparently I wasn't looking at the right thing.
> Any chance on getting these legacy drivers built for the latest
> kernel, or are there issues? I did some searching around to see if
> there are any known issues with the 173.14.30 drivers and the 2.6.40
> kernel, and didn't find anything. Not that I use the repo, but it
> does appear that RPMfusion has their version of the modules built.
OK, my initial post from August 12th went unanswered. Since that time
yet another F15 kernel has been released (18.104.22.168-0). While I am
seeing kmdl's for the latest nVidia drivers, nothing has appeared yet
for the legacy nVidia drivers (specifically for the FX5200 graphics
card, in my case) either for the previous kernel or this latest one.
I am just looking for some info / clarification on this as it relates
to the ATrpms repo. Are there issues building these legacy drivers on
the latest kernels? Are the legacy drivers no longer supported on
I see from nVidia's site that there is a new driver version
(173.14.31) available for my graphics card. If something is in the
works for the ATrpms repo either for this newest driver or the
previous one then I'll just sit back an patiently wait. However, if
it's not going to happen then I would like to know that as well. I've
been a long-time and loyal ATrpms user, and want to keep it that way.
But if I need to look for other avenues for the kernel modules,
whether it be through the official nVidia Linux installer or another
repo, I will do so.
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