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    Default NVIDIA Driver Package Explanation

    I'm running OpenSUSE 11.0 and I followed instructions for installing nvidia drivers via the nvidia repository using yast. After installation I noticed the following packages were installed:

    x11-video-nvidia
    nvidia-gfx-kmp-default
    nvidia-gfx-kmp-pae

    My question is, what is the difference between the kmp-default and kmp-pae kernel modules and how do I tell which one I'm using? Also what is the x11-video-nvidia package used for? Which of these packages do I have to uninstall if I want to try and install the nvidia driver manually?

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Driver Package Explanation

    On 07/02/2008 mjs483 wrote:
    > x11-video-nvidia


    Legacy driver. Uninstall it.

    > nvidia-gfx-kmp-default nvidia-gfx-kmp-pae


    For different kernels. Uninstall.

    Uwe

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Driver Package Explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
    On 07/02/2008 mjs483 wrote:
    > x11-video-nvidia

    Legacy driver. Uninstall it.
    Nooooo.... x11-video-nvidia is the Xorg component needed to interface with the kernel driver. This is required.

    Quote Originally Posted by buckesfeld View Post
    On 07/02/2008 > nvidia-gfx-kmp-default nvidia-gfx-kmp-pae

    For different kernels. Uninstall.
    It's strange that you would have both installed... But it means that you have both kernels installed. Did you upgrade from the betas or RC to 11.0? Otherwise, don't worry about it. Won't impact your system. You can install the one you don't need, but don't do that until you determine with kernel you're using (-pae or -default).

    Cheers,
    KV

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    Default Re: NVIDIA Driver Package Explanation

    On 07/03/2008 else where wrote:
    > Nooooo.... x11-video-nvidia is the Xorg component needed to interface
    > with the kernel driver. This is required.


    You sure? Because I don't have it installed, nevertheless I have the NVidia driver installed and running.

    Uwe

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