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Re: [opensuse] ATi and Nvidia KMPs for SL 10.1
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 11:39:05 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060704093905.GC12502@xxxxxxx>
On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 11:31:04AM +0200, Martin Schlander wrote:
> There seems to be KMPs for ATi and Nvidia available for SLED.
>
> I tried the Nvidia ones on my SL 10.1 test installation and they complained
> about a lot of "kernel-requirements".
>
> Will the KMPs be available for 10.1? When? Why are they not already? Are they
> not working stable yet? Does Novell want publicity for SLED and are thus
> holding back the release for SL? Is there some agreement with the vendors
> that could explain KMPs being available for SLED and not SL?
>
> I hope everybody realizes that if these KMPs work as expected - especially the
> fglrx ones - people will go crazy over SL when they're realeased - ATi driver
> installation is a big issue for many, many Linux users.
>
> Maybe they're being held back until the second round of package manager
> patches :)

We will be syncing the kernel to be the same as on SLED 10,
so you can use those modules also on SL 10.1.

Seperate Nvidia and ATI KMP builds for SL 10.1 are not planned.

Ciao, Marcus

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