feature request: auto modules / drivers reinstall when kernel upgrade to new version the natural ubuntu way

Asked by Carmit Vinik

Hi all

When a new kernel version is updated by synaptic (or else)
and I also install 3 party drivers or modules such as graphic drivers
(but may be it is not only graphic drivers)

i need to reinstall the drivers.

New users used to mark all pkgs to upgrade including new kernel versions and find somehow the system without hardware support when the auto kernel upgrading.

i wanted to ask a feature which is check if there is new kernel installation or upgrading and do reinstall to the kernel modules or drivers which is been install that natural Ubuntu way which i belieave it is something that can be checked.

thnx alot
Carmit Vinik

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Which drivers are giving you issue? This is handled by dkms

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Carmit Vinik (carmitvinik) said :

I use the driver pkgs named nvidia-173*

for my graphic nvidia card: GeForce 6200 LE

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Just boot to recovery root mode and run;

dpkg-reconfigure dkms

and it should be ok. You have the driver already, you just need to make the kernel module for the new kernel. This bug is as old as the hills and affects many users.

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