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howto says up to 2.6.11 -- is this outdated?

The Debian GNU/Linux AMD64 HOW-TO from 
says in the section "Is nvidia card supported"

> for sarge, or using a stock kernel up to 2.6.11: go to 
> /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-11-amd64-k8 (or whatever headers you 
> installed) after you unpacked the nvidia-kernel-source tarball in 
> /usr/src and run
> MAKEFLAGS="CC=gcc-3.4" make-kpkg --append-to-version -11-amd64-k8 
> modules_image
> again, replace -11-amd64-k8 with the flavour of your kernel.

Is the restriction on kernels up to 2.6.11 serious? Or is it just 
out-of-date or extra careful.
I'm running etch with 
The X I'm trying to get up is xorg.

By the way, the system is doing what I got it for just perfectly.
It's the most reliable system on my net  Getting X up on it would be 
the icing on the cake.

-- hendrik

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