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Old 02-05-07, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default Feature request nvidia installer (bug report?)

Hello List,

the nvidia installer has the option:

--no-kernel-module

This should do everything but do not install the kernel module. Currently it
checks if the module is present and stops working.
This is wrong!

Example:

If you have an automaticall update running which updates MESA,
the /usr/include/* files will be overwritten, and the ldconfig sets
libGL to the mesa version.

A user works on the maschine. It is not necessary to logout the
user and go telinit 3 only to overwrite/remove the Mesa installations.

You can have for example a simple trigger rpm,

%triggerin

sh /opt/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run --no-kernel-module

which afterwards overwrites the Mesa settings.

So my feature request, or maybe its already a bug is:

When --no-kernel-module is given

- dont check for kernel module
- install the userspace components

regards,

Martin
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Old 02-05-07, 06:21 AM   #2
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Hello,

This request seems to be very common.


http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85407
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68248

From a system administration point of view, this
feature would be really usefull.

Martin
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Old 02-05-07, 06:51 AM   #3
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The nvidia-installer is opensourced you know. It's possible to modify it ourselves, send it to them and hope they'll implement it in the official driver.
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Old 02-05-07, 07:11 AM   #4
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Is it?

I didnt know, and was already thinking about that, then
I saw that the installer is a binary...

Where to get the source code for the installer?
A bit googeling didnt show anything usefull.....

regards,

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Old 02-05-07, 08:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by mvogt
Is it?

I didnt know, and was already thinking about that, then
I saw that the installer is a binary...

Where to get the source code for the installer?
A bit googeling didnt show anything usefull.....

regards,

Martin
From the README :
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Where can I find the source code for the nvidia-installer utility?
The nvidia-installer utility is released under the GPL. The latest source code for it is available at: ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvidia-installer
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