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Old 12-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
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Installing non free nvidia driver recompiled my kernel?


Installing non free nvidia driver recompiled my kernel?
Is so, is that mean, that every time I install any driver, I need to recompile the kernel?
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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No.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Why then, every time when I update my kernel, my driver is lost?
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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It's because video driver includes a kernel module, which is compiled during installation for your exact kernel, and installed in /lib/modules/<kernelversion> directory. Every time you updates your kernel, this module becomes obsolete.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 10:04 AM   #5
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Everytime a new kernel upgrade takes place you need to re-install your nvidia driver, but the reverse is not true.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 10:04 AM   #6
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If you use the nvidia installer then yes every time you update your kernel you will need to reinstall the nvidia driver.

Do it the debian way and you won't have to do that.
NvidiaGraphicsDrivers - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
 
Old 12-27-2009, 05:38 PM   #7
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and ont just the kernel but you need to reinstall the nvidia.run driver for EVERY x11 and xorg update as well

and if you are using fedora then you might also need to reinstall mesa( and mesa-devel) after every reinstall of the driver .
 
  


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