Need help with kernel update [Solved]

Anything that pertains to Portage

Moderator: Moderators

Old Dear Hen
Posts: 742
Joined: Mon Jul 09, 2007 20:29
Location: Mobile, AL, USA

Re: Need help with kernel update

Post by DontPanic » Mon Nov 26, 2007 22:58

I popped your error into Google, and came back with a couple of possibilities, but nothing definitive.

Let's try the easiest one first.

I saw a post indicating there may be some incompatibilities between some versions of the nvidia binary drivers and 2.6.23 kernels. (The link is here if you're curious: ... .6.23.html)

Try emerging the 96.43.01 version of the nvidia-drivers (emerge -av =x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-96.43.01). If version 1.0.9639 was working, then 96.43.01 should be the newest version of the legacy drivers. You may have to adjust your package.unmask and package.keywords in your /etc/portage/ directory.

BTW, these nvidia-driver versions are for the older nVidia cards (I know because I have two computers using them :) ). If you have a 6000 or 7000 series nVidia card, you should be able to upgrade your drivers.
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU [email protected] 2.66GHz
nVidia GeForce 7600 GS

Simple Hen
Posts: 77
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2007 14:31

Re: Need help with kernel update

Post by jmak » Tue Nov 27, 2007 0:48

100% success. The 96.43.01 series driver installed without a hitch. This is the right driver for my old geforce mx 440 card.
Thanks again for guiding me through this complicated upgrade process.


Post Reply