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Old 03-12-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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Quick question about kernel compilation and nvidia...


I use the nvidia drivers currently with my 2.6.8 kernel, I'm attempting to compile a 2.6.10 kernel just for kicks, was wondering if I would have to recompile my nvidia drivers for the new kernel?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 05:48 PM   #2
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Everytime you upgrade or compile your kernel, you have to reinstall the nvidia drivers because they are installed into each kernel as modules. Anyway its a procedure that doesn't take long so don't get deterred by it. Why kernel 2.6.10 and not 2.6.11?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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I wait for the debian packages from Debian.org, let's me know there's some measure of stability.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 06:53 PM   #4
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I see, I more on the cutting edge side of things, so always try the latest.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:17 PM   #5
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I'm afraid to get cut :P

But on a brighter note, this was my first successfully compiled custom kernel, and it works great, eats at least 25% less RAM than my stock kernel-image... But now, since I had to reinstall the NVidia drivers for 2.6.10, I'm wondering if they will still work in 2.6.8? Because it said it was uninstalling for 2.6.8, though I suppose I don't really need 2.6.8.


Another question, since I have the kernel-source dir for 2.6.10 I don't need the kernel-headers correct?
 
Old 03-12-2005, 07:20 PM   #6
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if the nvidia driver version is the same, you still have a driver for your 2.6.8 kernel. if you installed a different version, you will need to rebuild the nvidia driver for 2.6.8.

what do you mean by kernel-headers? if you are referring to the kernel-headers package ( the ones in /usr/include), those are different and have nothing to do with what you are doing ( leave them there, they are the headers glibc was compiled against).
 
  


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