system-config-display with Nvidia custom drivers ? Multiple kernels ?
miguel at ccuec.unicamp.br
Thu Dec 16 16:38:30 UTC 2004
> 1) I use multiple kernels: 2.6.9-1.681_FC3, 2.6.9-1.681_FC3-smp and a
> custom kernel. Right now every time I change kernels I have to re
> install the Nvidia drivers. Is there an easier way to do this ? Is it
> possible to install an Nvidia driver that works with multiple kernels ?
The nvidia's driver do the job in two parts: first, it compiles in your
machine a kernel module named just "nvidia", this part is kernel
dependent, so, if you use 3 diferent kernels, you must compile 3 nvidia
modules, one for each kernel, like any module.
The second part, is the driver that X.org uses, this one is closed
source, but works just fine. this one is kernel independent.
> 2) Using the custom Nvidia driver means one can't use system-config-
> display. I would like to start using a second monitor and next week I
> need to output to the TV out. It looks like every time I change the
> video setup I have to edit xorg.conf. Is that correct ? Is there an
> easier way ? Is there some way to allow system-config-display work with
> the custom Nvidia drivers ?
> Thanks in advance.
Run the command nvidia-settings, this is a tool provided by nvidia, and
it cant ajust a lot of things.
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