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Re: [SLE] update problem
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 14:24:38 -0600
  • Message-id: <e7eeb2305020712242aa397e9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 07 Feb 2005 14:58:23 -0500, Ken Schneider
<suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 14:27, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > The Sunday 2005-02-06 at 17:10 -0600, Sunny wrote:
> >
> > And, what is the procedure without installing the latest version?
> >
> > SuSE rpms already contains the driver of version 1.0-5336:
> >
> > /lib/modules/precompiled/2.6.4-52-default/nvidia/gfx/nv-linux.o-1.0-5336.pre
> > /lib/modules/precompiled/2.6.5-7.145-default/nvidia/gfx/nv-linux.o-1.0-5336.pre
> > /lib/modules/scripts/nvidia/2.6.4-52-default/nv-linux.o-1.0-5336
> > /lib/modules/scripts/nvidia/2.6.5-7.145-default/nv-linux.o-1.0-5336
> > /lib/modules/scripts/nvidia/nv-kernel.o-1.0-5336
> >
> >
> > What was broken on the SuSE rpm? What can we do to repair the installation
> > without upgrading?
> >
> > I hate to change the driver, when all kernel updates for suse 9.1 I tried
> > didn't break nvidia. Only this one did. What went wrong? QA?
> >
> > --
> > Cheers,
> > Carlos Robinson
>
> I take it that the Nvidia drivers are broken in the 2.6.5-7.145 update.
> Sounds like I should wait for another update before installing. What
> ever happened to QA/testing? Never seemed to have this type of problem
> before SuSE was purchased by Novell.
>

I don't know why, but I never succeeded to install nVidia drivers with yast.
So I made a manual installation (a long ago) and since then, on every
kernel update I need to rebuild the kernel modules.
It seems that all the logic behind the way SuSE are installing nVidia
drivers is not so good, as even if you use YaST to install it, it will
install the current driver with the modules for the current kernel (if
they have prepared it). But after that, they are not going to include
the new modules with the next kernel update, as there is no way to
know how many people have nVidia drivers installed (and which
version). So I guess the kernel updates are coming w/o nVidia modules
for this update, and one have to rebuild, or maybe reinstall the
driver from YaST.

Sunny

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