re-install b43 modules after kernel update

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re-install b43 modules after kernel update

Postby acithium on Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:33 am

I looked around a couple of forums and google, but I can't seem to find a black and white answer. When I do a kernel update am I required to reinstall the broadcom b43 modules and reinstall the nvidia drivers as well, or does it do all of that automatically?
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Re: re-install b43 modules after kernel update

Postby TBABill on Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:04 am

In LMDE and Debian you must do so each kernel update (major update...like going from 2.6.32 to 2.6.39). I have to do so for the proprietary driver as well. Ubuntu based Mint doesn't change kernel versions throughout a releases cycle so you don't have to worry about it. All you get with theirs are minor version upgrades (2.6.33.7-11 to 2.6.33.7-12, for example).
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Re: re-install b43 modules after kernel update

Postby acithium on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:29 am

So I do I have to download them again, or are they still cached locally on my system?
I might just blacklist the kernel from upadting because it took me awhile to get my wifi working, and I don't want that headache again.
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Re: re-install b43 modules after kernel update

Postby TBABill on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:55 am

I'm not sure, but instead of doing
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sudo apt-get install
you could try
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall
and see if it uses a cached version or still pulls from the repo. I haven't tried it to know for certain.
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