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I am running Debian Squeeze but am thinking of updating my kernel to the latest one in backports (.39 if I remember correctly). I have installed the Nvidia drivers using ...
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    Updating kernel and drivers


    I am running Debian Squeeze but am thinking of updating my kernel to the latest one in backports (.39 if I remember correctly).

    I have installed the Nvidia drivers using the dkms method so will that automatically rebuild things, or will I have to reinstall the dkms package?
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    Install the kernel headers first, then the kernel image and dkms should just rebuild it - though I've had problems with this in the past. Give it a go and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel View Post
    Install the kernel headers first, then the kernel image and dkms should just rebuild it - though I've had problems with this in the past. Give it a go and see what happens.
    I'll try it on a spare machine first
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    Well in theory you can try it on that system, you can always boot into the older kernel if it doesn't turn out as planned.

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    Every time I try to do the upgrade, it wants to remove my current kernel and frankly, I don't have the balls to proceed
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    I manned up and went for it on my test box. The driver rebuild failed miserably. After much searching around the Internet, I found this script which worked just fine. Remember to reboot into the new kernel before running it though

    Now to schedule an update on my main box!

    On the other hand... it does feel like a kludge and I am unsure how it will affect upgrades coming though so maybe I'll wait.
    Last edited by elija; 11-26-2011 at 09:06 AM.
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