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> Nvidia Drivers And New Kernels?, HELP!!!!
post Aug 24 2003, 03:18 AM
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Hi all,

I run RH9 and the latest Nvidia Drivers and all is fine. RH has just released an updated kernel which I have installed and now X Windows wont start. Saying its no configured???

Do I have to reinstall the Nvidia Drivers everytime I update the kernel??


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post Aug 24 2003, 07:20 AM
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Yes, every time you upgrade the kernel, you have to re-install the NVIDIA drivers ... because - the NVIDIA driver is really a KERNEL MODULE ... and KERNEL MODULES are compiled agianst the Kernel source files. So you must install (make) the new NVIDIA KERNEL MODULES, when you upgrade the KERNEL. To do this, you must also upgrade the KERNEL SOURCE and recompile the NVIDIA module (just follow the original instructions...except you won't have to change the XF86Config file again).

If you had the kernel-source installed before, it was probably also upgraded when you upgraded your kernel...

If you have any other non standard kernel modules (video card, sound card, network card, capture card, etc.) you will need to recompile those as well.

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