[suggest] GPU driver test.

Jason kane.michael.john at gmail.com
Mon May 25 18:25:24 CEST 2009

Here are my findings. They are limited to one system.

Video card used for testing GeForce 7900GTX.

2.6.18-128.el5PAE i386  Kernel. This is the default kernel an user would
have after installing Centos 5.3. The nvidia dkms install would not build
against this Kernel.

2.6.18-128.1.10.el5PAE i386 This is the Kernel an user would have after
updating their Centos 5.3 install, and the nvidia dkms install would not
build against this Kernel either.

2.6.18-128.1.10.el5 non PAE Kernel. This kernel is available in the Centos
repo, and the nvidia dkms install did build against this Kernel.

As noted earlier the x86_64 Kernel worked with out issue.

So it would seem the only standing issue, is that the dkms nvidia package
will not build against a PAE kernel.

For now I would have to adivse users wanting run 32bit, and nvidia to do so
on systems with less than four gigabytes of ram, as running a non PAE kernel
will lead to some ram not being used, and a PAE kernel causing the nvidia
dkms install not to work.

On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 6:22 AM, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 May 2009, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>  The dkms-nvidia-x11-drv-180.51-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
>>> <http://dag.wieers.com/attic/RPMS/dkms-nvidia-x11-drv-180.51-
>>> 1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm>  package installed on a system having kernel 2.6.18-
>>> 128.1.10.el5  x86_64 and so far no issues, Will test further using
>>> compiz, as
>>> it
>>> makes use of the driver.
>> Would there be a 32b rpm as well for this? I'd be willing to test it.
> THere is an i386 package available (and if all is well, it should be in the
> default repository), and there is also a -32bit x86_64 package that contains
> the 32bit libraries and tools for x86_64 (since both dkms packags cannot
> coexist).
> More feedback is welcome.
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