nvidia vs kmod-nvidia
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Mon Dec 11 00:15:30 UTC 2006
> Ed Greshko wrote:
>> Hadders wrote:
>>> Hi people,
>>> I'm just wondering why the Linux group prefers the livna kmod-nvidia
>>> driver for Linux over nVidias downloadable driver?
>> I don't. So, better to rephrase your question. Why do *some*
> This is a good question. I'm stuck at the base FC5 kernel until I can
> make an initrd for the latest kernel that works with my Intel SATA RAID
> container, yes I know I should be using software RAID, but I'm sharing
> this container between Vista, XP and Linux. Of course this makes life
> hard for me. ;-) However, I can't find an old kmod-nvidia-smp that
> matches my kernel. So I'm thinking I may as well just go get the Linux
> drivers from nvidia and do it the "old" way.
> Then I thought, how many people use livna's drivers? why isn't nvidia
> running a yum repository and doing the same thing?
Please understand one thing. People are not using "livna's drivers", they
are using Nvidia's drivers that are packaged specifically for FC and
specific kernels. Nvidia doesn't run a repository or create rpms or
anything distro specific. For them to do so, would be too much work.
A son of a glitch.
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