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Re: [opensuse-factory] TW - zypper hangs while checking for file conflicts
On 06/09/2017 03:35 PM, Roman Bysh wrote:
On 09/06/17 01:15 PM, Sudhir Anand wrote:
On Thursday, 8 June 2017 10:55:18 BST Mykola Krachkovsky wrote:
> You don't need full kernel-source to compile NVidia drivers, just headers
> from kernel-devel is well enough.

I was not aware this was the case, thinking that to install Nvidia driver
required both kernel-source and kernel-devel. I removed kernel-source and
Nvidia drivers installed without any problems.

As kernel-source package has been removed, hopefully zypper's file conflict
check should run much quicker.

Thank you for your tip.


Does VirtualBox still work without the kernel-source?

VirtualBox has no need for the kernel source. If you need to build the modules because you are using something other than the default, then 'sudo /sbin/vboxconfig' is the command you need It will install the appropriate VB host or guest source, gcc, and kernel-devel for your kernel and build the modules.


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