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From: Frank Peters <frank.peters@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Nvidia Update Problem
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:55:09 -0500
On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:34:24 +0200
Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@...> wrote:

> 
> The above error means that the kernel module that is currently loaded is 
> the old one while the X driver is the new one.  In other words, you only 
> tried to restart X instead of rebooting the machine or terminating X, 
> doing "modprobe -r nvidia" and then restarting X.
> 
> Contrary to other posts, you do NOT need to rebuild your kernel.  You 
> only need to load the new kernel module.
> 
> 

Yes, that is exactly what had happened.  I have my own X start script
that checks for an already loaded nvidia module and it does not load
the new module if the old module is loaded.  After emerging the new
nvidia module, I had just shutdown X and then immediately restarted X
which kept the old module (at least until the next reboot).

Frank Peters



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Nvidia Update Problem
-- Frank Peters
Re: Nvidia Update Problem
-- Nikos Chantziaras
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