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Old 10-14-2003, 12:29 AM   #1
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Kernel Upgrade


Hey guys I wanted to know if I could upgrade my kernel. I mean I know it's physically possible but when I installed the newest one linux wouldnt boot. I've been having some lockup problems and I figure the new kernel would help fix some of that. I have the FX5600...That's why i cant get into Redhat with the new kernel because it wont boot to GUI. Any help??
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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well when you upgrade the kernel, you have to install the video drivers for that specific kernel. in this case you'll have to boot into your new kernel in text mode and use the nvidia installer to remove the old driver and reinstall the new drivers. i do believe you need to also install that kernel version's source code.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:37 AM   #3
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kernel versions source code?? how do I do that? And to uninstall I just do the same thing I do when I install right?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:42 AM   #4
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you can find it online as kernel-source-2.5.1.tar.gz or rpm etc. You will definately need to install source if u want to compile any drivers for devices like video card etc.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:48 AM   #5
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Originally posted by InEeDhElPlInUx
kernel versions source code?? how do I do that? And to uninstall I just do the same thing I do when I install right?
what's your distro? your distro should provide the kernel source code for the kernel version you just installed. as far as the nvidia installer goes, if you're using the universal shell script installer, it will automatically look for old nvida drivers and prompt you asking if you want to remove them. say yes.

remember you need to run the installer script in text mode with no X running. edit your /etc/inittab file and change this line:

id:5:initdefault:

to

id:3:initdefault:

then reboot and run the script. but again, what distro are you using?
 
Old 10-14-2003, 01:10 AM   #6
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that's true, you should look on your distro cds, or go to www.kernel.org for the latest kernel (although i believe some distros add features to the kernel specific to their distro, or so i've heard)
 
Old 10-14-2003, 02:57 PM   #7
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Redhat 9.0
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:34 PM   #8
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@ InEeDhElPlInUx

Take a look at this thread in the Linux/Distributions/Redhat forum - I wrote it up explaining what the source code is, etc. etc... it ought to help you out to understand what it's all about and how to install it properly:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=91814

Canon
 
Old 10-14-2003, 11:42 PM   #9
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sweet but athlon doesnt have a kernel-source...should I use the 386 or what?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:28 AM   #10
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Dont worry about that last question...I dont know how I did it but I got it up and running!! Thanks for the sweet article!
 
  


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