akmod nvidia fedora 17
I have an nvidia display card and have the driver NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 304.64 installed
at this moment I also have the kmod-nvidia-3.8.4-102.fc17.i686.i686 version 1:304.64-7.fc17.9 installed and the akmod-nvidia.i686 version 1:304.64-7.fc17.8 installed.
Until a few months ago I did not need to update the kmod, it happened automagically when a new kernel arrived ( as I understand it was updated by the akmod the first time I booted the new release).
A few months ago that stopped and now I need to install the new kmod when I get a new kernel - no big deal - I've semi-automated it.
But I'm curious to understand what has changed and maybe to change it back.
when I look at a history listing I see that the akmod is being updated, but I note it no longer does it's thing
Did you have a read through the fedoraforum Nvidia guide page ?
i would recommend the "akmod-nvidia"
also be aware that the 304 nvidia driver has some nasty openGL2 bugs
that can make some 3d programs using gl2 not work right ( "y" and "z" axis can get filp-flopped )
this is fixed in the nvidia 310 and 313 drivers
No I haven't read that page (sometimes we don't know what we don't know) but now that I know it exists I sure will.
Thanks so much for your help. And I'll look into the later drivers.
Unless I'm wrong the page you referenced is the page I followed when I originally installed the nvidia driver. I have the akmod installed but from the history it looks like on 12/7/2012 someone ( maybe an upgrade) told the daemon to stop using it. I suspect I need some command to the daemon to tell it to use the akmod during startup.
PPS - I think it is called systemd - and I suspect there is some command to tell it to activate the akmod - but if this is so, "man systemd" is too convoluted to clearly tell a simple fellow like me how to use it.
PPPS - It appears that the ref page does not deal with how to use systemd to tell startup to use the akmod - or if it does I'm not clever enuf to deduce that fact.
I think I figured it out
If someone sees that I am confused - i.e. if I haven't figured it out - please let me know
changes to how the akmod is set up is something i am not really familiar with
i have been using the nvidia.run for so many years , even on fedora 18, that that is what i use
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