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Re: nvidia drivers worth installing?



On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 00:01 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Lonni J Friedman <netllama <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Installing the driver is simple.  See:
> > http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
> 
> That's very bad advice! If you're going to install binary drivers at all 
> (they're known to cause stability and security problems, and they're probably 
> illegal because they link non-GPL code to the GPL kernel), at least install a 
> properly-packaged one so you don't get a big mess each time you update the 
> kernel and/or X.Org X11. That's what http://rpm.livna.org is for.
> 
> See: http://fedorasolved.org/video-solutions/3rd-pty-video/
> 
>          Kevin Kofler
> 
i tried to run the command:

yum install kmod-nvidia

which pulls:

kmod-nvidia
xorg-x11-drv-nvidi
kernel-2.6.19-1.28

i'm already running kernel-2.6.19-1.28 so i get a conflict. can i
uninstall the kernel and install the kernel from livna (i also have a
working kernel-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 kernel running). 



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