Re: Installing Nvida DKMS way, what's the difference between /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and /etc/X11/xorg.conf method?
On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 23:50:05 +1000, yudi v wrote:
> I am trying to understand the difference between the following two
I dunno what's better, I'm afraid that is very subjective and highly
dependant on other factors (for instance, there can be ocassions where
you need to get the lasest version of the nvidia driver and then the
only way for getting it is by compiling the package yourself...).
I can tell you what I did in my lenny box. I got the required packages
that matched my kernel version/flavour:
sm01@stt008:~$ dpkg -l |grep nvidia
ii nvidia-glx 173.14.09-5 NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
ii nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-2-amd64 173.14.09+3+lenny1 NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.26
ii nvidia-kernel-common 20080825+1 NVIDIA binary kernel module common files
And then modified "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" file to instruct Xorg to use
nvidia driver. And that was all.
I guess what I did is called in the guide¹ "Install a pre-built module"
and it worked well, but this was lenny and things have changed a lot