livna nvidia RPMs (was Re: Interview with Dams of, on Genesis-X)

Jack Spaar jspaar at
Thu Apr 22 18:09:51 UTC 2004

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004 07:22:43 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:

> On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Jack Spaar wrote:
>> [...]I hope this means that livna will have a version
>> of their nvidia rpm out soon for the 2179 kernel update.
> Grab the SRPMs, boot the new kernel in runlevel 3, and "rpmbuild
> --rebuild --target <arch> nvidia-driver-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1.src.rpm".  The
> result will be
> kernel-module-nvidia-2.4.22-1.2179.nptl-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1.<arch>.rpm,
> nvidia-driver-debuginfo-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1.<arch>.rpm,
> nvidia-glx-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1.<arch>.rpm,
> and nvidia-glx-devel-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1.<arch>.rpm.  These work fine and
> they'll serve until livna is back in production.

Thanks for the tip -- I tried it with the .2188 kernel, worked fine for me.

A caution to low bandwidth users -- unlike livna's pre-built nvidia
modules, you'll need to have the 40MB kernel-source rpm installed in
order to build from the nvidia-driver SRPM.


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