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#1 2022-12-06 21:31:51

d.ALT
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nvidia-dkms

Inspired by seth...
What are the disadvantages / downsides of installing nvidia-dkms only, if I installed multiple Officially supported kernels? In my case: linux, linux-lts and linux-zen (and their respective headers).

I mean, One Package To Rule Them All, no?...


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#2 2022-12-06 22:02:55

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Re: nvidia-dkms

What do you mean installing nvidia-dkms only?  It sounds like using nvidia-dkms is the right choice for your system ... why would you expect there to be disadvantages?


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#3 2022-12-06 22:08:12

V1del
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Re: nvidia-dkms

The disadvantage is that you have to wait for the compilation for each kernel to finish and thus the pacman operation running a bit longer, that's it.

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#4 2022-12-06 22:11:20

d.ALT
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Re: nvidia-dkms

Trilby wrote:

why would you expect there to be disadvantages?

Because (maybe my thoughts are totally wrong) from what I'm understanding in the WIKI:
-  install nvidia (linux) or nvidia-lts (linux-lts) accordingly
-  nvidia-dkms it's mentioned for Custom Kernels

And also:
-  isn't a hard work for maintainers keeping up with different dedicated packages? Wouldn't be easier to maintain nvidia-dkms only?


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#5 2022-12-06 22:22:31

loqs
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Re: nvidia-dkms

d.ALT wrote:

-  isn't a hard work for maintainers keeping up with different dedicated packages? Wouldn't be easier to maintain nvidia-dkms only?

nvidia and nvidia-lts are built using nvidia-dkms [1][2] there is no additional work beyond having two additional packages in the rebuild list.

[1] https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-p … k/PKGBUILD
[2] https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-p … k/PKGBUILD

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#6 2022-12-06 22:29:14

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Re: nvidia-dkms

loqs wrote:
d.ALT wrote:

-  isn't a hard work for maintainers keeping up with different dedicated packages? Wouldn't be easier to maintain nvidia-dkms only?

nvidia and nvidia-lts are built using nvidia-dkms [1][2] there is no additional work beyond having two additional packages in the rebuild list.

[1] https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-p … k/PKGBUILD
[2] https://github.com/archlinux/svntogit-p … k/PKGBUILD

And even today I learned something new wink


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