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[opensuse] Re: Nvidia GFX kernel modules for older 11.1-kernel, anywhere?
  • From: Joachim Schrod <jschrod@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:56:02 +0200
  • Message-id: <h2ah5i$2de$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Rodney Baker wrote:
On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 20:51:09 Joachim Schrod wrote:

I'm looking for the proprietary Nvidia driver (kernel module) for a
GeForce FX 5200 graphics card. A rpm is supposed to be at, named nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-pae.

But there is only a RPM for the most current 11.1 kernel, version I need one for kernel (I can't use the
most current kernel since VMware Server 1 doesn't work properly
with it anymore.)

Is there anywhere a repository archive for older versions where I
can fetch a respective RPM for my kernel?
Alternatively, is there another possibility to install that driver?

Yes - download the generic installer from Nvidia and install it from the
source (but make sure you have the full kernel sources for your running
installed first). It will build and install automatically against your
running kernel.

Ah yes. The most current generic installer doesn't support my card,
but an older version seems to. I'm downloading it at the moment.

Thanks also to Alok Anand who pointed that out in PM.

The drawback is that if you do update your kernel you'll have to reinstall it
manually (but you can tell the installer to only build the kernel module for
the new kernel, not do the full install again in that case).

That's OK; I'm used to that owing to my usage of VMware.


Joachim Schrod Email: jschrod@xxxxxxx
Roedermark, Germany

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