[Beowulf] NVidia woes

Skylar Thompson skylar at cs.earlham.edu
Sun Apr 12 13:55:25 EDT 2009


Sellers, William A. (LARC-D205)[NCI INFORMATION SYSTEMS] wrote:
> I wish NVIDIA would support yum.  NVidia, are you listening?  Keeping the kernel updated with the real nvidia driver is a pain, but needed is you run the real nvidia driver (like we do).  For those not experienced with RHEL and nvidia kernel modules, when you install a new kernel, you have to run the nvidia installer after the system boots under the new kernel to build the nvidia module for that kernel. Then a reboot gets it all working again.  Imagine doing that for 25 engineering workstations in a dept, and you'll get the idea.  Yum works great if you can live with the default 'nv' driver.
>   

I've had good luck using Dell's nvidia RPMs from here:

http://linux.dell.com/files/nvidia/

They're a little out of date, but it's basically a wrapper around the
nvidia CLI installer so it's not too hard to drop the latest&greatest in
if you want to.

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-- Skylar Thompson (skylar at cs.earlham.edu)
-- http://www.cs.earlham.edu/~skylar/


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