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Re: NVIDIA upgrade failures

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 22:02 +0200, Miķelis Rozenbergs wrote:
> > I am running version 6111 on my laptop as well, which I installed with
> > the instructions on
> > http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/debian.html.
> You should use module-assistant to build nvidia-kernel for your
> kernel, you'll need kernel-headers to be installed. then install
> nvidia-glx package. and don't forget to add "nvidia" to "
> /etc/modules" ;) . This all is working over here.

Like I said, this indeed worked fine but at the moment I can only build
the 6111 version of the drivers even though I have the following
packages installed:
nvidia-glx			1.0.6111-1
nvidia-kernel-2.4.26-1-386	1.0.6111+1
nvidia-kernel-2.6.8-1-686	1.0.6111-1+2.6.8-1
nvidia-kernel-2.6.8-2-686	1.0.6111-1+2.6.8-2
nvidia-kernel-common		1.0.6629+1
nvidia-kernel-source		1.0.6111-1
nvidia-settings			1.0-3

I assume I need the 6629 version of nvidia-kernel-source before
module-assistant will build this version?

It appears to be available in unstable
(from :http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=nvidia-kernel&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all)
Package nvidia-kernel-source
unstable (x11): NVIDIA binary kernel module source [non-free] 
1.0.6629+1-1: i386

So I would like to know if it is possible to get that (and only that)
package from unstable and use it to build the newer version of the
drivers with module-assistant.

Or would this be considered unwise? Would I be able to revert back to
the current driver if anything goes wrong?


# Mertens Bram "M8ram"   <bram-mertens@linux.be>   Linux User #349737 #
# debian testing            kernel 2.6.8-1-686     i686     512MB RAM #
# 10:32:36 up 1 day, 43 min,  7 users,  load average: 0.06, 0.07, 0.08 #

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