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Old 05-14-2004, 05:33 AM   #1
bstrik
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Wink nvidia grafic driver solution running multiple kernels


I finally found the solution for running the nvidia grafic driver with multiple kernels.

Here are my steps:

1. boot with the new kernel.
2. go to the following directory : /lib/modules/OLDKERNELVERSION/kernel/drivers/video
replace OLDKERNELVERSION with your own specific settings
3. make a copy of the old driver: cp nvidia.(k)o nvidia.(k)o.old
4. run the nvidia installer
this will create the new driver in /lib/modules/CURRENTKERNELVERSION/kernel/drivers/video
5. in the same directory as mentioned under 2 do a rename to the original name
mv nvidia.(k)o.old nvidia.(k)o

Now you should have a working driver with both kernel versions.

Last edited by bstrik; 05-14-2004 at 01:14 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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Great. will try that out the next time I reboot.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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I've heard about a -K option to add in the command line. Did someone used it?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 09:20 AM   #4
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So, you are essentially hiding the old module from the Nvidia Installer so it can't be deleted.
I guess you have to do this each time you run the installer for a new kernel. Couldn't you just remove write privelages?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 10:19 AM   #5
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After a recompile I just

sh NVIDIA-* -K
(BTW that's a capital K)

and all my kernels will have nvidia. I have 2.6.8.1, 2.6.7 and 2.4.26 still ready to run under GRUB.
 
  


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