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Re: [SLE] Nvidia driver update on/off line
  • From: dries <dries@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 16:39:07 -0700
  • Message-id: <200405141639.07509.dries@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
David Krider wrote :
> On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 10:47, dries wrote:
> > Is there a way for me to download the nVidia drivers at work (fast
> > internet) and then use yast online update on a file at home so i don't
> > have to download the (6MB) driver at home ??
>
> I tried the online update thing to see how well it worked with 9.1,
> because it didn't work too well for me in 9.0. It didn't work well this
> time either. However, I don't think you'll have any trouble doing it the
> "hard" way. Just go to nVidia's site and download the driver for ia32,
> and run it as root. (Make sure that you have all the build tools
> installed, as it needs to relink to the current kernel.) After that,
> just use SaX2 as usual, but don't worry about checking off the "3D
> Acceleration" button. Just leave that alone. When you're done, edit
> /etc/X11/XF86Config, and change the driver that your card uses from "nv"
> to "nvidia". You should be all set.
>

Thanks for the reply, but my main reason to try to use Yast2 anyway is that i
don't wanna have my kernel sources installed. Besides, i think it's still a
bit weird that kernel sources are needed to just install a graphics driver
(and by the way why does that have to be X megabytes ?). So, your mail has
changed my mind, i think i will not upgrade and leave the 3D stuff for what
it is. . . .

Isn't there a RPM that install's the nVidia driver without all the problems
and complexeties ? Or is that illegal with this closed source driver ??

Grtz Dries

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