Kernel headers update crash xserver?

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Kernel headers update crash xserver?

Postby nick on Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:51 pm

Hi
Just got a new kernel headers update in Cassandra, rebooted, Xserver failed.
Had to do sudo-reconfigure etc etc
then run Envy again..is it my box or has anybody else had this?

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Postby scorp123 on Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:55 pm

Is your graphics card from Nvidia or ATI? Their closed-source binary drivers need to recompile certain small portions that extremely depend on the kernel that is installed. You touch the kernel == you break the drivers. :roll:

Special "thank you" to Nvidia and ATI .... the problem wouldn't exist if they opensourced their stupid drivers just like everyone else (Intel, Matrox, SiS, many others ....)

I at least give Nvidia the credit for producing top-notch Linux drivers. Thanks guys. But it's a pain in the a...... (you know where :wink: )
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