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    Question on Techiemoe's tutorial "Howto Install NVIDIA 3D Drivers"


    I intend to go through this tutorial tonite to get my graphics card up and running, and I have a question.

    If I go through this and there is an error, will a reboot take me back to my old, working, version of suse, or will I be stuck with the broken version until I get it fixed?

    In other words, is the modprobe command permanent? Is it reversible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    In other words, is the modprobe command permanent? Is it reversible?
    Code:
    modprobe nvidia
    loads the module.

    Code:
    modprobe -r nvidia
    unloads it.

    If you want it to load at startup, you can either rely on the kernel automatic module loading, or add it to your system startup script (/etc/rc.local).

    So it's nothing permanent.
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    Thanks antidrugue.

    I just found more suitable instructions for me here. Is there anyway of doing this so that it's reversible? Can I save my old kernel in such a way that there will still be a grub entry for it on reboot?
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