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Thread: Can I lock my current kernel from update?

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    Default Can I lock my current kernel from update?

    I'm using 11.1 KDE4.2.1 x86-64,current kernel version is
    2.6.27.19-3.2.1,can I lock this kernel from update? coz my ati graphic card driver & sound settle on this kernel,i don't wanna mess with them again.
    How to do it?
    Dell Latitude D620~Intel Core2Duo T2300 1.66GHz~Intel 945GM~DDR2 667 2GB~openSUSE 12.1 KDE x86.

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    Default Re: Can I lock my current kernel from update?


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    Default Re: Can I lock my current kernel from update?

    You can but you should not!

    The correct way is to take care, the respective external kernel modules are rebuilt after the upgrade (or use kmp-packages as often as you can instead of compiling with make && make install).

    For ATI-driver there is a simple method to rebuild kernel module after update, simply run

    Code:
    fglrx-kernel-build.sh
    
    modprobe fglrx
    
    rcxdm restart
    as root and you're done.

    For audio drivers use ready made rpm-packages available via OBS-repos (I am sure there are).

    In the worst case, you just have to rerun make clean && make && make install or in other words, do exactly the same thing you did to install your drivers in the first place.

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