Livna nVidia problems...

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Sat Jun 23 15:32:22 UTC 2007

On Saturday 23 June 2007, Chris Jones wrote:
>> Grr, sods!  Some might think that not an issue, since you don't change
>> graphic cards that much, usually.  But you may if you test people's
>> machines.  And the same issue bites you if you try to go back to the
>> open source nv driver to get around something you can't get to work with
>> the nvidia driver (I experienced that, myself).
>This is the worst thing about the official nivida installer, and why I will
>never use it.
>The livna rpms work around this and install the nvidia opengl libs in such a
>way that it doesn't conflict with the default ones, but exist side by side.
>At a later date you can just remove the rpm and end up back where you start,
>with a work nv driver.

Unforch Chris, that would take you out of the kernel development business 
since you'll have to wait for a kernel to make it to livna before you can use 
your machine.  I'm one of those folks who play canary in the coal mine as I 
just booted to 2.6.22-rc5-cfs-v18 about 3 hours ago, and my card is working 
just fine.  Google-Earth, Stellarium works great.

Cheers, Gene
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