Re: nvidia and latest unstable kernel image
++++++++ Mark Allums 19:36 Wed 16 Jul ++++++++
Lennart Sorensen wrote:
Using the nvidia installer is a terrible idea in the long term. It
overwrites files that the package system owns, and the package system
will take them back someday, breaking the nvidia driver in the process.
Just remember how broken windows tends to be. Then remeber windows
allows all sorts of people to make 3rd party installers that overwrite
system files in the install. Those two issues are related.
Just say no to 3rd party installers.
3rd party installers are not as a category the problem; the problem is
individual software developers not taking the time to do things right.
This is a definite issue that Linux is going to have as long as there
are different distributions. It is hard for someone to package up
something for Redhat, SuSE, Slackware, Debian, and so on. Debian is a
particular challenge for them, apparently.
I update nvidia direct from nvidia.com, and have had no issues.
Same for the kernel -- I always build it from source myself (that way I
can change the configuration).
There is no royal road to geometry.