On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 16:49 +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote: > 1) I'm using my own kernel created with make-kpkg. > With my old i386 system I've always used the vanilla sources but now > I'll give the debian sources a try. > So I've installed linux-tree-something. > > First of all is there documentation about how the "Debian-kernel-way > works"? I mean there is the linux-source-xx package and the > linux-patch-debian-xxx. http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/system/kernel-pkg.html > 3) About the same as 1) (-> patches): Whats the Debian-way of creating > external (not from the vanilla sources) modules? Is there some good > document or so (for the whole Debian-way in kernel/patches/modules > matters?). See URL above. > 4) Last but not least: > My graphic card requires one of the newer drivers from nvidia (it does > not work correctly with the 7147). Why are the packages for newer > versions in i386 but not amd64? Randall Donald is the DD who maintains all the nvidia packages. He also maintains a web page with news about his work @ http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/ An unofficial package repository is also provided, which you can access by adding the following to your source.list: deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable/amd64/ deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable/all/ One you have the nvidia-kernel-source package installed, it's just a case of: make-kpkg --rootcmd=fakeroot --append-to-version=xxx --added-modules=nvidia-kernel modules_image This results in the creation of a nvidia-kernel*.deb image, which you can install with dpkg. Note that the nvidia-glx package will _not_ install until after nvidia-kernel. I'm running a 2.6.15 kernel with the latest .8178 nvidia drivers here, and haven't experienced any problems whatsoever. HTH -- Adam James <email@example.com> PROOF OF GOD'S EXISTENCE #313: ARGUMENT FROM WHEAT (1) A grain of wheat will always fall to the ground and the outer shell dies. (2) But see, eventually the grain will grow into a fuller, more vital form. (3) Hey, that's kinda like the Resurrection! (4) Therefore, God Exists.
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