How to downgrade nvidia-glx

Aart Koelewijn aart at
Thu Nov 8 19:02:56 UTC 2007

Hello all,
sometime ago I upgraded my Asus F3M laptop from 7.04 to 7.10. As I
reported here it will hang when trying to boot the 2.6.22-14 kernel. In
recovery mode it can hang on many places in the booting proces. A few
times it booted up till the root prompt (#), but then hang at the first
command given. When it hangs the only thing I can do is switch the
laptop off with the on/off button. I can not find any logfiles of the
times I tried to start with the 2.6.22 kernel. I seems possible that the
system can read from but not write to the file-system (hangs when a
proces tries to write????)

As the laptop still boots fine with the old 2.6.20 I decided to use
that. The only problem I have with that (at the moment) is the
nvidia-glx driver. The ones with Gutsy (7.10) do not work with the
nvidia kernel module for the 2.6.20 kernel, so I will have to install
the old nvidia-glx driver from the 7.04 set. I tried "force version" in
Synaptic, but still it only showed the versions for the 2.6.22 kernel.
Is there a way in which I can force the old version to be used? Without
that the resolution of the screen is almost unusable low.
Thanks for any suggestions


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