Originally posted by Hijaszu
tarball means source tgz? - because nvidia's driver is closed source.
If tarball is a binary distribution, then there's no difference is the binary prebuilded is tarred or mad into nvidia's pkg format.
No there is a big differrence.
The precompilled binaries are built against specific kernels.
Since not all of the package is close source only nv-kernel.o and nvidia_drv.o
There are other parts of the package which are opensource.
Please give the tarball a try.