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Re: [SLE] New kernel and nVidia
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:57:15 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0506132051390.12672@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Monday 2005-06-13 at 04:06 +0200, Anders Johansson wrote:

> And it's fair enough that you do it because you're not actually interested in
> running the accelerated driver, but then you really shouldn't include it as
> item 1 in a "how to install the nvidia driver". It makes beginners think it's
> something they have to do, instead of just something you choose to do

It is a method of having the graphical session running straight away after
reboooting, while the nvidia installation is done, or if it fails (which
is possible). An intermediate step, of course, that can be bypassed.

Novices should stick to the nvidia driver version installed by YOU, which
is "guaranteed" no to be spoilt by security kernel updates done by YOU -
as stated in the suse documentation
(ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/supplementary/X/XFree86/nvidia-installer-HOWTO):

| It is recommended to use YOU (YaST Online Update) for (re)installation
| of the nvidia driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
| simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
| recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.

- --
Cheers,
Carlos Robinson
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