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upgrading video cards...

On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 20:41 -0500, David Kramer wrote:
> Dan Ritter wrote:
> > - NVidia has proprietary drivers, open drivers, and has not
> >   opened much information. On the other hand, the open drivers
> >   are getting better quickly, and the proprietary drivers have
> >   good 3D and a newly released video acceleration API which is
> >   better than anything else available.
> It's worth mentioning, though, that there is a mechanism for recompiling
> the proprietary driver for any given kernel, so you're never stuck
> waititng for someone else to do so (I think it's called dkms).  That
> used to be a big problem.

Yeah, there's dkms and rpmfusion's dkms-alike akmods solution (I prefer
akmods, they build rpms and install those, so you don't have unaccounted
for software about). But that assumes the driver actually *builds* for
your kernel. All good w/nVidia at the moment, but they've been known to
break moving from one kernel to the next.


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