[pkg-nvidia-devel] some fixes for nvidia-graphics-drivers

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Fri May 28 15:58:16 UTC 2010

Jordi Pujol wrote:
> I have done some mods:
> - revise package dependencies, the kernel module requires the installation of 
> the other packages (glx, nvidia-kernel-common) at the corresponding version, 
> the inverse to the actual behaviour

That's wrong. You can do a lot of things with the kernel module without
having nvidia-glx installed: CUDA and OpenCL applications don't need any
X to run. You might even be able to utilize vdpau ...

On the other hand all the applications (glx, cuda, opencl (if you want
to use nvidia hardware)...) depend on the kernel module because they are
not functional without.


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