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Old 10-30-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Can I revert back to an older kernel?

I've been having some trouble with kernel 2.6.9. Every so often, in X, my system will freeze and I have to reboot. I thought that maybe it was the NVidia drivers (I am using the modified NVidia 6111 Linux drivers for the 2.6.9 kernel), so I switched my driver setting in xorg.conf from "nvidia" to "nv" (which is how it used to be set before I installed the NVidia drivers). However, my system still freezes.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with the 2.6.9 kernel, as this never happened with earlier kernels.

If I decide to revert back to kernel can I still use my existing kernel .config file? Or will that cause errors during the kernel compile (due to the extra features added between the and 2.6.9 kernels)?
Old 10-30-2004, 07:43 AM   #2
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You can revert to the kernel version you want. Just do the config step right, maybe do not load your
.config file from 2.6.9 but instead open 2 make xconfig (in X, one for and one for 2.6.9) and
ajust setting accordingly (just loading the 2.6.9 config in make xconfig may work just fine but
in case...).
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:00 AM   #3
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IF you kept the source directory, the .config and and bzImage should still be in it............

I never delete a kernel source until I know for sure an upgraded kernel is going to work properly.............5+ reboots at least........or 2-3 weeks-- it just depends
Old 10-30-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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Unfortunately I didn't keep my source directory.


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