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    Linux kernel security update


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    Default Re: Linux kernel security update

    guess we should brace for a new onslaught of broken nVidia and other
    device drivers installed "the easy way" ??

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    Default Re: Linux kernel security update

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium
    guess we should brace for a new onslaught of broken
    nVidia and other device drivers installed "the easy way" ??
    Can't beat the "hard way"....

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    Default Re: Linux kernel security update

    Believe it or not, my video survived this update. (I have an NVidia chipset.) I was pleasantly surprised.

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    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:36:02 +0000, smpoole7 wrote:

    > Believe it or not, my video survived this update. (I have an NVidia
    > chipset.) I was pleasantly surprised.


    Worked fine here as well.

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    Why are you surprised the NVidia drivers from the repos "survived" the update?

    That's exactly the way it should be.

    Kernel Module Packages - openSUSE

    During 11.1 there was one update which needed new kmp-packages (during 11.0 there was even none).

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    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:26:01 +0000, Akoellh wrote:

    > Why are you surprised the NVidia drivers from the repos "survived" the
    > update?


    I'm not. I was commenting that it worked fine here. I can't remember
    having a problem with it, contrary to palladium's comment.

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    palladium NNTP User

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    > I'm not. I was commenting that it worked fine here. I can't remember
    > having a problem with it, contrary to palladium's comment.


    i guess you missed all the crying (you were not here _everyday_)..

    try to search for threads titled with words like:

    after kernel update problem black screen help crisis hurry login

    move, mix and match, you will find some of the threads...there are a
    bunch...just with the two kernel upgrades in 11.1,

    here are a few: http://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?searchid=1312269

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    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 23:18:23 +0000, palladium wrote:

    >> I'm not. I was commenting that it worked fine here. I can't remember
    >> having a problem with it, contrary to palladium's comment.

    >
    > i guess you missed all the crying (you were not here _everyday_)..
    >
    > try to search for threads titled with words like:
    >
    > after kernel update problem black screen help crisis hurry login
    >
    > move, mix and match, you will find some of the threads...there are a
    > bunch...just with the two kernel upgrades in 11.1,
    >
    > here are a few: http://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?searchid=1312269


    Oh, I saw reports, but I also have been doing forums for long enough
    (almost 20 years now) to know that in general, the only ones who post
    about an issue are the ones who actually are having the issue. It's rare
    for someone to come in and say "everything's working great, just wanted
    to let you know".

    It's easy to lose sight of that perspective when all you are seeing are
    the problem reports and nothing of the successes.

    But also my experience with recent updates has been good, which is what
    my initial reply was in fact about - my own experiences. That's not to
    say I haven't had bad experiences with nvidia's drivers (or ATIs, I've
    used both a fair bit), just that the last few kernel updates I've gotten
    haven't caused problems with video.

    (The last kernel update did mess up my Wacom driver, but I expected that
    since I'm using an experimental driver with support for the Intuos4 OLED
    panels - something that's not in any of the stock driver packages).

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    palladium NNTP User

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    seems you couldn't tell that my "guess we should brace for a new
    onslaught of broken nVidia and other device drivers installed "the
    easy way" ??" was *not* talking about my (or your) personal experience
    with problems following kernel upgrades [i also had no problems with
    kernel updates--actually, no update problems i can recall since
    loading 10.3 about two years ago]..

    but, rather i was thinking about the inexperienced user base who
    elected to do things "the easy way" with the One Clicks available via
    http://software.opensuse.org/search

    in my opinion: the One Click was a great idea, but in implementation
    it became a way to lay multiple land mines in the path leading to
    Linux Nirvana... by both 1) insuring a mass of n00bs with broken
    systems after each kernel update, and 2) through littering their
    enabled repo list with multiple unnecessary and dependency problem
    producing sources that keep those users popping in daily with strange
    and unexplained problems..

    so often is that *the* problem that Carl very often begins his GREAT
    help by asking for a list of the repos--and, his first (and often
    only) step is to prune the list back to reasonable...and then repair
    with zipper magic..

    see: http://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?searchid=1312678

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