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Old 02-28-2006, 06:29 PM   #1
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Apt-get remove & purge nvidia-kernel-common. safe?

Hi, I'm running breezy, and I just compiled and installed a custom kernel, 2.6.15. I now have to reinstall my nvidia drivers of course. So my question is, is it safe to remove nvidia-kernel-common using

apt-get remove --purge nvidia-kernel-common
I'm asking because when I try this command, i get this repsonce:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linux-amd64-generic* linux-restricted-modules-2.6.12-10-amd64-generic*
  linux-restricted-modules-amd64-generic* nvidia-kernel-common*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 5 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Is it safe to remove all of that along with nvidia-kernel-common??
Thanks for the help!
Old 02-28-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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Just uninstnall the reinstall the drivers and all should be well.
Old 03-01-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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Alright, I'll try it out and see what happens!


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