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Old 04-11-06, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default Installing libraries and supporting apps only

Is there a way to (re)install everything except the kernel module using the installer? The --no-kernel-module option sounds exactly like what I'm looking for, but it complains about an existing nvidia module being loaded. Is this option broken or unused?
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Old 04-11-06, 07:03 PM   #2
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The option is neither unused nor broken, but probably behaves differently than you expect - while `nvidia-installer` won't uninstall existing kernel modules or replace them when this option is specified, it will still attempt to unload the NVIDIA kernel module if it's currently loaded. The unload check is intended to ensure that no driver components are currently in use.
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Old 04-11-06, 07:33 PM   #3
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Is threre any way around it? The reason I ask is that I sometimes need to reinstall the libraries when manually updating Debian's xlibmesa-gl and xlibmesa-gl-dev, which I've put on hold. I'd rather not have to exit X to do this..
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