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#1 2013-03-02 14:20:34

bmanuel
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Registered: 2011-10-06
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[SOLVED] Need to keep installed old nvidia driver

Hello, since my nvidia gtx660 (gk106, kepler) card doesn't play well with the newest nvidia 313.x drivers i need to be able to keep installed the 310.19 series.
To do this i'm going to add these packages on the pacman's ignore list this way:

IgnorePkg   = nvidia nvidia-utils

Since i do not want to blacklist kernel upgrades, how do i recompile the nvidia kernel module so that linux updates will not leave the machine unbootable every time i update it? I thought to install the nvidia-supplied installer and just executes it every time the kernel gets updated but it sounds a pretty dumb solution, so i thought about dkms? Anyone?

Thanks!

Last edited by bmanuel (2013-03-02 17:45:30)

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#2 2013-03-02 15:33:34

graysky
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Re: [SOLVED] Need to keep installed old nvidia driver

You use ABS.  See the wiki.


CPU-optimized Linux-ck packages @ Repo-ck  • AUR packagesZsh and other configs

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#3 2013-03-02 15:51:27

tomk
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Re: [SOLVED] Need to keep installed old nvidia driver

SInce you mentioned it, there's dkms-nvidia in the AUR, just change it to whatever upstream version you want.

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#4 2013-03-02 17:45:21

bmanuel
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Re: [SOLVED] Need to keep installed old nvidia driver

Thanks, a custom dkms-nvidia did it, nice!

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