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Old 11-01-06, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Ever thought about releasing a DKMS rpm/deb package of nvdia drivers

Hi nvidia supporters,

Did you ever mention to release a nvidia driver as a DKMS package ?
This is a great project created by DELL to avoid manually reconfiguring kernel modules after each kernel update.
The software is GPL, so everbody can use it !

We use many dell servers and i'm a real fan of this software, cause i do not have to recompile my kernel driver modules after each kernel update !

Information about DKMS can be found here:

http://linux.dell.com/projects.shtml#dkms

So, would it be hard to release a nvidia dkms package ?
It would make installation and upgrades very easy. just install an newer nvidia dkms rpm or deb file.
And after a kernel update, just reboot and take a look how dkms automatically builds a new nvidia modul for your new kernel !

Whats you opinion about this ?

Thanks,
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Old 11-01-06, 08:43 AM   #2
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I think this is up to GNU/Linux distribuitions.

For instance Mandriva provides this way of nvidia/ati/other drivers installation.
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Freshrpms is doing this for Fedora btw.
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