[Grml] Re: nVidia in a boot anywhere system

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Feb 1 22:28:40 CET 2006

* Mark <or2uvma02 at sneakemail.com> [20060201 21:59]:

> > > List exact steps to get nVidia support.

> > Yes, Sir!
> > Some kind of politeness would increase our motivation significantly, at
> > least mine.

> I was not impolite; you read too much between the lines.

Adding a "could you please help me" - or at least a "please"
has a positive effect on increasing motivation of developers.

> > Just give it a try. BTW: It's not a kernel replacement, just a kernel
> > module.

> There is a 1.4M file in GRML repository called
> nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-grml_1.0.8178-1+grml.07_i386.deb 

> The file does not say "module" anywhere, so the name confused me.  It
> looks (to me) like a full kernel replacement.  Not saying it's wrong,
> just explaining how I got that impression.

% apt-cache show nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-grml | sed -ne "/^Description/,/^$/p"
Description: NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-grml
 These XFree86 4.0 binary drivers provide optimized hardware acceleration of
 OpenGL applications via a direct-rendering X Server and support the
 GeForce (>2), nForce and Quadro chipsets. AGP and flat panel
 displays are also supported.
 This package contains the NVIDIA binary kernel module needed by
 For more information on this source package visit NVIDIA's homepage
 at http://www.nvidia.com/ .

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