How to specify video driver depending on kernel loaded (xen/standard)
Hey guys. I was trying to play around with Xen some time ago and gave up because I was using NVidia drivers and they aren't supported in Xen, so when I would boot the xen kernel, video would never work and I would get a blank screen. I want to try again now but I still want my default non-xen kernel to boot with the nvidia driver.
I figure I can create a boot script (or add to an existing one) that unloads the nvidia modules for that particular boot if it recognizes the xen kernel. The problem is I don't know where to do this and at what stage in the boot process video modules are loaded/configured.
Does anyone know what a good place to start is or if there is an easier way (like an extra boot parameter added to xen section in grub)?
KDE 4.1 Factory (SUSE repo's)
I plan on submitting a 'how to' for this problem if I can get it working.
Thanks for your help.:)
NOTE: There is a way to compile an older version of the nvidia drivers to work with the xen kernel, however, I do not want to do this.
If you have a new kernel, it doesn't contain an nvidia.ko kernel driver module. You do need to load an alternate xorg.conf file when starting X that uses the generic nv driver (assuming it works with zen).
You can try that in YaST2 -> System -> Profile Manager. Or you can start X manually using the other configuration file.
Ok, I will try this when I get some time. Thank you.
jschiwal, scpm works great! However, I prefer vmware to xen since I am familiar with vmware and like my compiz.
Do all distro's have scpm or is that a suse only thing?
I am sorry for my bad english, it not my native.
May be question is stupid, but i use linux a few day and i need to have Xen.
My distro is Suse Enterprise Desktop 11. I install Xen in YaST2.
And question is what i need to do in Profile Manager?
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