Linux 2.6.25 + nvidia module

I hope this will be out of date really soon, but here’s what I did to solve the problems I had with the nVidia driver after upgrading to the latest kernel in Sid (2.6.25). First download the file NVIDIA_kernel-169.12-2286310.diff.txt from this forum article. Then, as root do:

# cd /usr/src
# m-a clean nvidia-kernel
# tar -x -j -f nvidia-kernel.tar.bz2
# pushd modules/nvidia-kernel/nv
# patch -p3 < NVIDIA_kernel-169.12-2286310.diff.txt
# popd
# m-a -O build nvidia-kernel

Now there’s a package ready for installation :-)


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