Ron Johnson wrote:
Ron-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On 07/14/08 14:32, andy wrote: [snip]I don't mind installing more packages than what I had thought I needed: I am quite happy to believe that apt knows more than I do about what is best for my machine!! I was just concerned that with my sources.list opened up to a Sid repository temporarily for the purposes of this operation - to retrieve a kernel header for the nVidia driver - that if apt downloaded and installed a whole bunch of other packages that I would end up in the sticky situation of having a mixed set of libraries. I have a lot of work that I need to get on with, so the last thing I needed was an unstable system because I'd gotten Lenny and Sid libraries all confused. Hence my reluctance to walk down that particular road without getting a clearer sense of what was going on. If it is a case of allowing apt to do its thing, then who am I to argue with that. I would like to use the 2-6-25 kernel, but to be honest am not wedded to needing to do so, so am relaxed about proceeding cautiously.Andy, This is why I use the nvidia driver straight from nvidia.com. Of course, I boot directly into the console, and have no qualms about rebuilding the driver after upgrading the kernel... - -- Ron Johnson, Jr. Jefferson LA USA "Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New York is doomed." -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkh7uNQACgkQS9HxQb37XmdKfACgt3MpGnyfCuNynzRGcEqhK2lb 9WoAoIbJpxSPekrtWJKYlCfObxf/19ld =qWtq -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
Yep - I too used the driver straight from nVidia itself which is why I think that I may have run aground with the kernel update, unless the link Mumia supplied reflects a broader concern. I too received an error message about a Xen kernel but didn't have the foggiest what that meant.
Unlike you, I have mucho qualms about upgrading a kernel :-) so tend to steer away from doing so if I can.
BTW - your sig: you have "New New York", so unless it is an updated version of NYC, I suspect it might be a typo?
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