Upgrade ones graphics drivs

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Wed Apr 17 11:31:50 UTC 2013

Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 17/04/13 20:09, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Basil Chupin wrote:
> >> For example, a couple of days ago my kernel was upgraded to 3.8.7-1
> >> and as a result I had to recompile the latest nVidia driver,
> >> 310.44,
> >> to match it. It took me all of some 3 minutes to be up and running
> >> again with the recompiled driver.
> > 
> > Don't you have dkms? When I was playing with the latest driver from
> > the nvidia site it offered to register with dkms which would mean
> > that you don't have to manually recompile the nvidia module but it
> > is done automatically when you install a new kernel.
> I do have dkms but I don't have it installed.
> I have never had it installed, and have never heard of it :-) .
> Are you suggesting that I ought to install it and break a habit of
> many years of compiling the driver manually? :-)
> If your answer is YES then I shall do so without hesitation.

The answer is yes, of course. Unless you really like your old habit. :)

And BTW, dkms also handles the module compilation of virtualbox (if you 
have that in use).


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