X, nvidia, memory

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Mon Mar 11 02:10:06 EST 2002

On Sun, Mar 10, 2002 at 07:12:21PM +1100, Andrew Bishop wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Mar 2002, Brett Worth wrote:
> [...]
> > I use the src rpms from NVIdia on a GeFORCE II card and everytime I install
> > a new kernel I have to rebuild and reinstall the src rpms.  This usually
> > looks something like:
> >
> > rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.src.rpm
> > rpm -i --force /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2313.i386.rpm
> > rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2314.src.rpm
> > rpm -i --force /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2314.i386.rpm
> >
> > Some of this might be redundant but I dont need to think about it. :-)
> Yes, some of it is redundant - the GLX package doesn't need to be rebuild
> or reinstalled.  That's the binary-only bit, btw - the "src" rpm just
> contains the same binary files as the binary rpm, and rebuilding it just
> copies the files into a new binary rpm.  Still, you're not hurting
> anything.

Not entirely true - there is some source there which is recompiled.
They provide source for a glue layer which goes between their
binary-only library and the kernel.  That improves portability between
kernel versions.

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