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Old 11-29-07, 08:30 PM   #1
randyding
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Default selecting different kernels from grub menu

I'm running RHEL 5.1. When there is a kernel update
I run the nvidia driver installer after booting
with the new kernel. My question is why do I have
to re-install the driver if I go back to select
the old kernel again from the grub boot menu?
Is it because the nvidia installer uninstalls it from
the old kernel directory, and is there a way to make it
not do that so I can freely boot with different kernels?
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Old 11-29-07, 08:38 PM   #2
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Default Re: selecting different kernels from grub menu

There is; from the `nvidia-installer` manual page:
-K, --kernel-module-only
Install a kernel module only, and do not uninstall the existing driver.
This is intended to be used to install kernel modules for additional
kernels (in cases where you might boot between several different ker-
nels). To use this option, you must already have a driver installed,
and the version of the installed driver must match the version of this
kernel module.
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