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Old 10-28-10, 04:21 AM   #1
lOtz1009
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Default "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

After a kernel upgrade i try to recompile the kernel modules with
Code:
nvidia-installer -k
but the installer tells me
Quote:
Error. No package for installation
and I have to reinstall the whole driver with
Code:
nvidia-installer -f
Any idea why the recompiling does not work? I tried directly after upgrade and additionally after a restart.

System: openSUSE 11.3, 64Bit
Driver 260.19.12 (but the error was on previous drivers too)
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Old 10-28-10, 05:30 AM   #2
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Default Re: "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

What are you trying to do?
If you will only build the kernel-module for the actual running kernel, you have to do

nvidia-installer -K

as the Readme suggest. -k needs the name of an other kernel as value.
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Old 10-28-10, 05:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

Sorry, that was a typo.
I used the capital K (nvidia-installer -K)
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Old 10-28-10, 05:36 AM   #4
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Default Re: "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

And you do that from the directory of the extracted run-package?
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Old 10-28-10, 05:43 AM   #5
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Default Re: "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

No. Where would that be?
I don't have the current .run-file and I don't know where the installer put any files.
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Old 10-28-10, 05:48 AM   #6
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Default Re: "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

Then download it, and do

sh NVIDIA-linux-foo.run --extract-only

or do

sh NVIDIA-linux-foo.run -K
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Old 10-28-10, 06:01 AM   #7
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Default Re: "nvidia-installer -k" does not work

So nvidia-installer -K won't work without the (existing, extracted) .run-file?
Then I'll keep a copy of that file for future updates.

Do you know a possibility for keeping the .run-file that is downloaded when nvidia-installer --update installs an update? (if there's an option in the documentation I'll find it. I'm not on that computer right now).
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