'd like to connect to the above and ask if anyone know how a kernel upgrade will affect people that have nvidia card installed through sgfxi?
- At first my simple mind thought - "Ok, run the updates, step out of the GUI, run sgfxi again and then reboot and try the new kernel..."
But it can't be that easy can it?
Thing is gosa, you have made your life more complicated by electing to use sgfxi (whatever that is? ) to install nvidia drivers in the first place, when they install perfectly well in LMDE without any external help whatsoever.
All I can tell you is that as an 'uncomplicated' LMDE/nvidia user everything works fine for me both before and after the install.
I am sure you have an absolutely brilliant reason for using sgfxi, but you must realise that like different kernels and different apt sources, LMDE is not tested to comply with your particular self imposed situation and therefore it is unlikely that any regular user will be able to answer your question.
Let me make one thing very clear before I begin. I have a great respect for you as an experienced Linux Mint user, and I have read quite a lot of posts from you helping people out with their problems. Let there be no misunderstandings about that. So - no offense, but here goes:
First of all - I'm not exactly alone with having used sgfxi to install my nvidia drivers. I actually believe it is one of the methods being recommended in this forum.
Second - and I'm sorry if I come across as being a bit rude here, but it's been made quite clear to me - and probably a lot of other users in this forum as well - that you seem to have a built-in aversion to all configurations that is not "straight out of the box" (or from the dvd in this case). Maybe that is not the impression you want to give but that is what I'm reading, both in your answer to me here and in other threads. "If you're altering your original set-up, go look for help elsewhere". - Well... one of the reasons I finally decided on trying to stick with Linux Mint is it's extremely helpful community.
So let me ask you - do you have something to constructive to add to answer my question or do you feel that you've been a good help by bashing my way of solving a problem I had getting full resolution out of my graphics card after having installed LMDE? (And that after following advise given in this same forum?)
Third - Oh well.. I think I already covered that one. I did get the recommendation to use sgfxi in this forum,
- I don't know if that is "brilliant" enough but it helped me with a very easy solution when I had a very hard time understanding how to even understand which of all the available options to go for. Maybe it was easy for you getting your graphics nvidia card installed, maybe your card is better supported than mine, maybe you are a much more experienced user than me or maybe...
In the end I have the situation I have, and I think it might be better if someone with actual experience from using sgfxi gave his/her input than that someone - who (at least it seems like that) doesn't seem to be able to think "outside the box" gives a few rants... Why even bother replying if it's not for helping?
Or are you just trying to say that "Go get your own thread and let us other purists take care of our real problems"?