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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Updates on Tumbleweed with proprietary nvidia drivers installed could be more reliable I guess
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2020 18:37:20 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.2004081824410.6006@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Wednesday, 2020-04-08 at 16:21 +0200, Marius Kittler wrote:

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Judging by the repository URL it looks like the NVIDIA driver is provided by
NVIDIA itself and not openSUSE.

Read the readme file found in that server, you will then see this is not exactly the case.

More or less, the situation is:

The current package is generated at the OBS, but published by Nvidia, for legal reasons. Some manual procedure copies the package there and then it is published. This is not fast.

For legal reasons, the package compiles on each person machine the actual kernel modules used, not on the OBS. This is done at install time, and at every kernel update. Unfortunately, with some kernel changes some little thing changes, there is a failure and the driver stops working or building locally, and a mannual modification has to be done somewhere in the package (kernel modules perhaps?), and then the package has to be published to make things work again.


Maybe someone could publish a file with the list of current kernel versions known to work with what driver versions, and a script would lock the kernel till the file publishes the go ahead. You people would have to run that script before attempting the upgrades.

(for me the problem is gone: I switched to AMD/ATI graphics)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 15.1 x86_64 at Telcontar)
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