New kernel and Nvidia confusion
donn.ingle at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 03:57:23 UTC 2007
> > So - It looks like the same old issue again: I got prompted to do a
> > kernel update, I did so. I have not been prompted to do an nvidia update
> > (from those unsupported repos, but I always forget what repos do what.)
> Look, I dunno if this is going to help you or not, nor if it's this you're
> looking for. but I just installed this morning the nVidia drivers in a
> matter of, well... minutes.
> I did it trough envy.
Thanx ts :D -- I'll go have a look.
I guess I was asking 3 things:
1. How do I figure-out what kernel version my latest nvidia version requires?
2. Have I missed a repo that is offering the correct nvidia for the latest
3. Is there any way to tell (before hand) that an upgrade will break 3D and
for how long. (i.e. a newb alert "3D will not work when you install this
kernel. Estimated time to new nvidia driver ...29 days .. Install kernel
I know that the proprietary drivers are not supported and therefore are
probably irrelevant to *buntu. I'm fairly sure I got/get the driver from
Universe, so it's at least tangentially important to *buntu.
Which reminds me -- is there a way to find out (after the fact) what repo a
given package (.deb or app) came from?
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