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Old 09-12-2003, 08:21 PM   #1
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Location: Arlington Heights, IL USA
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Big problems with too many kernels??

I think I have some major problems. Look at this and I'll tell you what happened:

rberry88@linuxxp:~> su
linuxxp:/home/rberry88 # uname -r
linuxxp:/home/rberry88 # cd /usr/src
linuxxp:/usr/src # ls
. .. alsa linux linux-2.4.2 linux-2.4.20.SuSE packages
linuxxp:/usr/src # ls -alc
total 1
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 192 2003-09-12 07:45 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 392 2003-09-07 22:07 ..
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 312 2003-09-12 07:52 alsa
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2003-09-12 00:28 linux -> linux-2.4.20.SuSE
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 2003-09-11 23:44 linux-2.4.2 -> linux-2.4.2
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 824 2003-09-12 00:29 linux-2.4.20.SuSE
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 168 2003-08-24 10:32 packages
linuxxp:/usr/src #

Now a friend of mine was over and we were playing videogames and I went to take our dogs outside and he was going to play around on my comp. Big mistake I know. Well the phone rang and I was chatting with someone for a few minutes and come back and he says "I did something and now I don't hear sound anymore". Great, I think, especially being a newbie to Linux now I get to troubleshoot something I didn't get to wreck in the first place. He got into Yast2 and ran the 'update system' thing. It deleted my sound drivers, Nvidia drivers and the updated/patched kernel source I was using and re-installed the default "k_athlon.2.4.2-4GB-athlon" or something like that kernel.

A long story short, I need to get back to the correct kernel links so I can re-install my Nvidia drivers and get the sound working.

Old 09-13-2003, 04:05 AM   #2
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you may need to just reload your driver modules (modprobe <drivername>, but you're probably going to have to recompile your nvidia drivers, because they need to be compiled for your specific kernel. There should be specific instructions in your /usr/share/doc/nvidia<whatever> directory, as well as help on the forum


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