So, another admin I work with rolled out most (but not kernel) updates to
6.4… but including xorg. I log out the end of the day, and I’m hosed –
Now, my not-two-year-old workstation has an nvidia card, and I’d installed kmod-nvidia from elrepo. I figured I’d fix my problem by finishing the upgrade and rebooting.
I try to upgrade kmod-nvidia from elrepo. Anyone got any good explanations as to why they’d put kmod-nvidia-310.40 in the repo, with the previous version not obvious… AND NOT HAVE THE *REQUIRED* nvidia-x11-drv-310.40
in there? Why not wait until both pieces could be uploaded, since kmod-nividia WILL NOT INSTALL without the other…?
I then stupidly uninstalled the previous kmod-nvidia & nvidia-x11-drv, hoping it would allow a good install.
Found the proprietary installer on the NVidia site, and I’m up.
On a related note, does anyone have a link to a howto build the NVidia proprietary driver on a kernel that’s *not* running, so we could prebuild it before the reboot? I see there are options in the script, but no examples.
Also, is dkms coming in, or deprecated?