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Thread: kernel upgrade - will I lose my 66.29 drivers?

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    kernel upgrade - will I lose my 66.29 drivers?

    Here's a stupid question from a newb. If I change my kernel from -386 to -686 (since I have a P4), will the nVidia 66.29 drivers I installed be lost? In other words, will I have to reinstall the 66.29 package? Thanks.
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    Re: kernel upgrade - will I lose my 66.29 drivers?

    no you dont have to reinstall those, but you'll have to install the restricted-modules package that belongs to your new kernel in order for them to work

    cheers, Martin

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    Re: kernel upgrade - will I lose my 66.29 drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Razvan
    no you dont have to reinstall those, but you'll have to install the restricted-modules package that belongs to your new kernel in order for them to work

    cheers, Martin
    OK, so I marked the Linux-686 kernel for install in synaptic, it also marked Linux-Image-686, Linux-Image-2.6.10.-3-686 and the 2 appropriate restricted modules you mentioned, that sound right to you? Thanks.
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    Re: kernel upgrade - will I lose my 66.29 drivers?

    Great! I did it, it worked. Thanks
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