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Old 04-30-09, 12:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: Easy nVidia driver update and installation

It checks because there are a number of reasons why the kernel module would build successfully but then fail to load. The installer insists on trying it first, because if it doesn't work it can roll back the install and leave your system in a working state. If it just installed the new nvidia.ko without trying it first and it turns out it doesn't work, your X server won't start anymore.
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