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bstrik 05-14-2004 06:33 AM

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.

carboncopy 05-14-2004 07:12 AM

Great. will try that out the next time I reboot.

Linux.tar.gz 05-14-2004 07:05 PM

I've heard about a -K option to add in the command line. Did someone used it?

h2gofast 09-02-2004 10:20 AM

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?

insyte 09-02-2004 11:19 AM

After a recompile I just

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

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

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