livna vs. nvidia
Paul.Lemmons at tmcaz.com
Wed Apr 19 17:36:59 UTC 2006
Ok... this was a scary article...
It does lead to another question though. I do have the drivers from the
vendor installed. Do I need to uninstall them before I install the livna
version? If so, how?
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[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Paul Howarth
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 10:23 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: livna vs. nvidia
Lonni J Friedman top-posted:
> There is no difference between livna and the official NVIDIA driver
> package. The only difference is that one is an RPM, and the other is
> On 4/19/06, Paul Lemmons <Paul.Lemmons at tmcaz.com> wrote:
>> I have read the "Why use livna" page for the Nvidia drivers. It tells
>> that maintenance is easier. That is cool but it does not really tell
>> what the difference is. I am currently running the drivers as
>> distributed by Nvidia and am about to upgrade my kernel. So, I am
>> considering switching to the livna drivers. Before I do that, though,
>> would like to know what I am doing.
>> What is the difference between the two? Is the livna just a repackage
>> the same software I get from Nvidia or is it something different?
Actually there is a very important difference. The livna package won't
clobber your system libraries.
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