nVidia old driver traces?

I was reading another thread and it ws suggested to post the results of this command…
I tried it on my machine, just for lols, and was surprised at the result. I have nVidia driver 195.22 installed the “hard” way
(We really should stop calling it that, it is simple pimples!)
but:

stephen@home:~> rpm -qa |grep nvidia
nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default-173.14.18_2.6.31.5_0.1-19.2.i586
x11-video-nvidiaG01-173.14.18-20.1.i586

Should I rpm -r these “aliens”?
zypper rm them?
Or leave them alone?

rpm -qa | grep kernel-
kernel-default-2.6.31.8-0.1.1.i586
kernel-firmware-20090821-4.1.noarch
kernel-source-2.6.31.8-0.1.1.noarch
kernel-default-devel-2.6.31.8-0.1.1.i586
kernel-debug-2.6.31.8-0.1.1.i586
linux-kernel-headers-2.6.31-3.4.noarch

stephen@home:~> uname -r
2.6.31.8-0.1-default

and…
Xorg.0.log reports

NVIDIA GLX Module  195.22  Sun Nov 22 17:36:30 PST 2009

When you install the Nvidia drivers, it detects if another version already exists and removes the old kernel module before building a new one. If the RPM was already installed before you installed the Nvidia package, then the kernel module from the RPM isnt in place anyway…

Personally I would remove the RPM’s and reinstall the Nvidia driver.

So would this be correct?
>~zypper rm nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default-173.14.18_2.6.31.5_0.1-19.2.i586
And:
>~zypper rm x11-video-nvidiaG01-173.14.18-20.1.i586

Then run the nVidia .bin script from runlevel 3?

ya right :slight_smile:

I am no expert but that seems right to me…