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Old 04-14-03, 08:31 AM   #1
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When i install a new kernel version, do i need to reinstall the drivers or is it enough to just alter the xfree86 parameters?
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Old 04-14-03, 09:15 AM   #2
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recompile it and re-installed it
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Old 04-14-03, 09:44 AM   #3
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what do you mean by recompile ?
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You won't have to touch the XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file.

When the kernel changes, the driver has to re-link against the new kernel's symbols. If the kernel you upgrade to has a precompiled kernel interface on nVidia's FTP site, the installer will download and use it. But if not, the installer will compile a new kernel interface -- this requires that you install the kernel-source package from your distro's main place to get packages (either the CDs, or apt if you use Debian, or whatever else).
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