Re: [opensuse] RPMs needed for kernel upgrade?
- From: Ben Kevan <ben.kevan@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 14:20:36 -0700
On Monday 22 October 2007 01:49:46 am Michael Fischer wrote:
On Sun, Oct 21, Ben Kevan wrote:
It is pretty simple to install your own Kernel, esp. using the HEAD
Add the following to your YaST Repositories:
Problem is... I don't want to run into the side effect of having
my kernel *replaced*. I want to install a second one.
Not sure if the replacement misbehavior is a speciality of zypper,
or of Yast as well, but best to play safe. I meant to install the
rpms by means of cli "rpm -i ...."
No problem at all then, I've done this on many machines to test kernels etc.
You can just download the needed RPMS (I guess that was your original
The only required is the one that goes with your architecture (ie. mine is
i586), so I would download the default.i586, I would also download the
kernel-source package since I need to compile some things including VMWare.
If you have any hardware that relies an non-oss KMP, then download the
Just to kind of show you what you need, do a rpm -qa | grep kernel
This will tell you what you have installed, and you'll just have to download
the new version of those same things.. and install using sudo rpm -ivh
Just to demonstrate, I went ahead and did this on my machine.. now I show:
rpm -qa | grep kernel
rpm -qa | grep kmp
Of course I had to install nvidia using the downloadable install script, but
everything else went great.
Cheers and good luck.
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