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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
> methods


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 
since that...




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