The dreaded nvidia drivers for late model cards

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Fri Oct 22 02:12:03 BST 2010


Howdy all;

dkms fell over for me once I had gone beyond the 2.6.35.1-rc1 kernel, so I 
was stuck with the vesa driver & while it was stable, the eye candy doodads 
were on strike.

Earlier today I had rebuilt a kernel.org 2.6.36 kernel 4 or 5 times, 
basically fixing up all the damages that moving my .config and .config.old in 
from 2.6.35.7 and doing a make oldconfig did.  It switched my emu10k1 audio 
out for a non-existent intel-hd device, and switched my sata_nv out for a 
crapload of intel drivers that have never been in the same room with this 
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe motherboard.  Busted, and if I knew who was the 
maintainer, I'd beat him/her with a long wet noodle.

I had DL'd the newest NVIDIA-version.run 3 or 4 days ago to see if I could 
cheat on dkms.  Low, and behold even, their .run file is actually getting 
schmardter!  It has grown an "--add-this-kernel" option, which causes it to 
rebuild the .run package as a custom.run that I was able to install, so now 
I have all those eye candy doodads back, and a lot less cpu load but I see 
I have to do one more rebuild, it apparently left out the atk-0110 sensor 
module too.

I can hear someone hollering whoopee-ding.  BFD.  But it seems to work as 
advertised.  NVIDIA is a bit less of a 4 letter word to me tonight. ;-)

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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