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Old 07-31-02, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question Do I have to reinstall NVIDIA drivers after every kernel upgrade?

I just recently shoved my GeForce 2 GTS card into my Red Hat 7.3 box.

After much dismay, I figured out how to install the NVIDIA drivers. My issue was that I was running the 2.4.18-5 kernel and installing the drivers using the "packaged" rpms and not the source rpms.

I ended removing the 2.4.18-5 kernel and installing the drivers on the 2.4.18-3 kernel. The NVIDIA drivers appear to work now.

My question is that if I want to upgrade my kernel to 2.4.18-5 do i need to rebuild the NVIDIA_kernel from the source rpm.
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Old 07-31-02, 02:44 PM   #2
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Yes. Everytime.
Either rebuild by source rpm or use the tarballs (you will need the appropiate kernel-source to do that).

I prefer to use the tarballs. Never use the uncompressed folders twice. It could cause problems. Always untar the archives and apply make install.
Use the source, Tux.
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Old 07-31-02, 03:06 PM   #3
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Ditto. Tarballs are the way to go with these drivers.

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Old 07-31-02, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies....
I thought that was the case. Looks like i need to put another step in the process when upgrading my kernel.
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