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almatic 03-25-11 03:11 PM

Keep nvidia module on kernel update
 
Hi,

probably an easy question. If I make a new kernel and run the nvidia-installer, it will delete the module of the old kernel. So if I want (or have) to boot my old kernel I must run the installer again, which will remove the modules of the new kernel.
Is there an easy way to prevent the deletion of the old modules ? Is it enough to just copy back a backup of the module (can't try it now) ?

thanks

Fackamato 03-25-11 03:25 PM

Re: Keep nvidia module on kernel update
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by almatic (Post 2410114)
Hi,

probably an easy question. If I make a new kernel and run the nvidia-installer, it will delete the module of the old kernel. So if I want (or have) to boot my old kernel I must run the installer again, which will remove the modules of the new kernel.
Is there an easy way to prevent the deletion of the old modules ? Is it enough to just copy back a backup of the module (can't try it now) ?

thanks

Not enough information, as usual.

Compiling? Name it something different.
Kernel update within the same series? Tough luck, use dkms or a sane package manager.

:afro2:

conky 03-25-11 04:16 PM

Re: Keep nvidia module on kernel update
 
The -K option to the nvidia installer will compiler just the kernel module for a new kernel, and not uninstall the old one. You can use this if you are just upgrading the kernel and installing the same version of the nvidia driver you were using before.

artem 03-26-11 07:05 AM

Re: Keep nvidia module on kernel update
 
Code:

# ./nvidia-installer -a -q -K -k new_kernel_version
There's no need to reinstall the whole package every time you update the kernel.

almatic 03-26-11 07:46 AM

Re: Keep nvidia module on kernel update
 
thanks guys !


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