This has happended too many times before... 282
This has happended too many times before... 284
begin Tom F. Where is "here"? But I do agree, this "Greg Finnigan" is a troll. It is "flatfish", a crossposting windows using retard. He also is a software thief, and he nymchanges often...
IT IS STANDARD to have to download updates and recompile parts of those updates for VENDOR specific packages after updating a kernel on ANY LINUX, UNIX or OSX. Even if there is a comprehensive update service like with SuSE and others they cannot provide the automatic updates to vendor controlled packages! Only paid-for Unix and OSX can do this and therefore provide updates less often (in my experience) - in addition OSX and major Unices tend to be tied into the hardware (I'm thinking Mac, HP, IBM, Sun) so that all necessary drivers can be predicted and provided with the update.
For instance, I have to recompile Vmware EVERY time there is a kernel update, which is simple using vmware-comfig.pl which does it all automatically. Nvidia only requires updating very irregularly so is much less picky about the kernel subversion, and updating is easy using nvidia-installer.
Knowing this I keep a list of potential recompiles and the commands to run, I also keep an easily runnable wvdial script handy accessible from root, and I keep an eye on newsgroups prior to updating!
On my Mac I find that updates are infrequent and come in huge bundles when they do. The hardware is standard and the OS is paid for, so they can include all driver updates from the respective vendors.
If you were to run any Unix you will find the same admin issues more or less frequently. If you think about the issues with 3rd party vendors it cannot be any other way.
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Greg Finnigan Really? I have minimal Linux experience, but that experience says it just works. About 18 months ago, I got a great deal on a bunch of used SCSI drives I was...
From my post on alt.os.linux.suse - instructions: There was a post yesterday about the kernel update and nvidia. Basically: 1. boot to runlevel 3 from the grub or lilo boot prompt. 2. connect to the internet using wvdial or your broadband-DSL-ISDN-local net or whatever you use. 3. run nvidia-installer --update 4. follow the instructions. 5. init 5 or reboot normally to get back to your usual X. The installer will download an updated driver (version 6629), recompile part of it to match the new kernel version (you must have kernel source installed) and tell you if there is anything else like uninstalling conflicting kernel modules (it told me to uninstall rivafb - use the command: modprobe -r rivafb) If you cannot be bothered then just run sax2 to change from nvidia's driver (giving 3d support) to the standard nv driver bundled with SuSE which works without update. This does not always happen on kernel updates. I have only ever had to do it a very few times in all the time I've used SuSE on my Dell laptop. I find I nearly always have to update my copy of VMWARE which involves a partial recompile though. So it is quite a standard thing to have to do for some packages. Mark