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1 Slackwareold, a stock 2.4.26 kernel
2 Slackware2.6, my own 2.6.6 kernel that sort of works
3 Slackwaretest, my 2.6.6 that I've compiled about 10 times, trying to get all my funky and odd h/w to work.
The problem is whenever i switch between kernel's (if i need to burn a cd i have to use Slackware old, or if i want to have another go at getting my raid card working i use Slackwaretest etc) i have to reinstall the nvidia drivers, now this doesn't take too long but it is becoming tedious.
I notice it compiles a kernel module, is there no way i can just put this somewhere and call it up, so i dont have to faff around every time i switch as its driving me mad!
dunno...I noticed the same thing. luckily I got rid of the thing by changing card why don't you just build one working one and use it? and if you really need a "test-kernel", compile one but don't use X with it (so you don't need to fight with nvidia things), but use it from shell and test your hw and stuff from there until you get it work..that's what I'd do, rather than installing nvidia drivers all the time (yes, it is annoying)
Q: I just upgraded my kernel, and now the NVIDIA kernel module will not
load. What is wrong?
A: The kernel interface layer of the NVIDIA kernel module must be
compiled specifically for the configuration and version of your kernel.
If you upgrade your kernel, then the simplest solution is to reinstall
ADVANCED: You can install the NVIDIA kernel module for a non
running kernel (for example: in the situation where you just built
and installed a new kernel, but have not rebooted yet) with a command
line such as this:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run --kernel-name='KERNEL_NAME'
Where 'KERNEL_NAME' is what `uname -r` would report if the target
kernel were running.