5336-Nvidia Driver

Ernest L. Williams Jr. ernesto at ornl.gov
Sun May 30 21:40:30 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-05-30 at 14:03, Tero Hanninen wrote:
> On Sun, 30 May 2004, HD wrote:
> > I am preparing to upgrade to FC2 from FC1 and I am currently using the 
> >  5336-Nvidia Driver with FC1. During the upgrade will it 
> > automatically revert to the 2d nvidia driver? Or do I need to do 
> > something before upgrading? I don't mind just using the 2d driver for 
> > a while since I only occasionally use 3d. But I don't want anything to 
> > go badly wrong during or after the upgrade to fc2.
> > 
> I'm posting this running FC2 and the 5336 Nvidia driver.
Can you recommend any 3-D games and other programs to test and enjoy
this new driver?

> I'll assume you're using the official Nvidia driver on your FC1 and
> not the livna.org ones (as far as I know there are no Nvidia rpms for
> FC2 yet).
> You'll have to recompile the Nvidia kernel module after upgrade to FC2
> as your kernel will change from 2.4 series to 2.6. This is what the
> Nvidia README has to say:
> --------------
> Q: I just upgraded my kernel, and now the NVIDIA kernel module will
> not load.  What is wrong?
> A: The kernel interface layer of the NVIDIA kernel module must be
> compiled specifically for the configuration and version of your
> kernel. If you upgrade your kernel, then the simplest solution is to
> reinstall the driver.
> --------------
> I have a quick and dirty Nvidia installation HOWTO in my blog over here:
> http://www.betabyte.net/node.php?id=133
> Your milage may vary, but I'll post it here anyway in hope that  it'll 
> help someone
> Cheers,
> Tero
Ernest L. Williams Jr. <ernesto at ornl.gov>

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