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carlos 03-29-05 08:19 PM

I can't update my driver?
 
Ok, I installed the Nvidia installer and 6629 drivers 2 months ago for Fedora 3 which work great but now I noticed there is a newer version of drivers available [7167].

So I read the manual on nVidia's site

Quote:

Originally Posted by nVidia's site
If you run:

nvidia-installer --update

the utility will connect to NVIDIA's FTP site, download the most recent
driver file, and install it.

When I do this, I get a message from the nVidia installer telling me that I have the latest version 6629 installed. It will not go to the FTP site for some reason. Do I need to go to nVidia and download the 7167 drivers and point the installer to it? I was told and the site says that I should be able to do this automaticly but I can't for some reason.

When I gave the command

Code:

nvidia-installer --latest
It only said that 6629 was the latest so I don't know if their FTP site is not updated or what.

Please help.

chunkey 03-29-05 08:26 PM

Re: I can't update my driver?
 
Yeah, it seems nvidia have forgotten to update latest.txt

anyway you can get the latest driver here

carlos 03-29-05 08:54 PM

Re: I can't update my driver?
 
Ok, but I download thaat lastes driver and now I have this file sitting in my local dir
/home/carlos/downloads
Can I just run the new installer / drivers w/o removing the old ones? I don't want anything to conflict themselves.

chunkey 03-29-05 08:58 PM

Re: I can't update my driver?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by carlos
Ok, but I download thaat lastes driver and now I have this file sitting in my local dir
/home/carlos/downloads
Can I just run the new installer / drivers w/o removing the old ones? I don't want anything to conflict themselves.

yes, nvidia-installer will take care of it...

carlos 03-29-05 09:49 PM

Re: I can't update my driver?
 
So after I install the new driver, I believe it will create a new dir in my default directory as the old driver has. Can I delete that directory since a new one will take its place?


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