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#1 2013-10-16 14:17:49

triggetry
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Registered: 2012-11-06
Posts: 25

Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

Hi,

I've tried to install the newer kernel (3.10) from the backports. In order to do so i enabled the bpo repository in 
/etc/apt/sources.list

After that I did a

sudo apt-get update

Now I was ready to install the new kernel:

sudo apt-get install -t wheezy-backports linux-image-3.10-0.bpo.3-amd64

After a while i got the following message:

Required firmware files may be missing                                   
                                                                              
This system is currently running Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 and you are          
installing Linux 3.10-0.bpo.3-amd64.  In the new version some of the      
drivers used on this system may require additional firmware files:        
                                                                            │ 
iwlwifi: iwlwifi-3160-7.ucode, iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode                       
                                                                              
Most firmware files are not included in the system because they do not    
conform to the Debian Free Software Guidelines. You may need to            
reconfigure the package manager to include the contrib and non-free       
sections of the package archive before you can install these firmware      
files.

I ignored this this and continued with "OK".
Then the installation process finished with no error.
I rebooted and there was a new entry in GRUB.... so far ok.
But then i was not able  to boot the system. It stopped displaying a login prompt.
I was not able to start X. Because the "nvidia module could not be found".

So my questions are:
I  think this has nothing  to do with the firmware error from above. Can I simply ignore this?
I am using the proprietary NVIDIA driver (installed via the repositories), Are there additional steps necessary to upgrade my kernel when using the proprietary nvidia driver?

kind regards

Last edited by triggetry (2013-10-16 14:18:33)

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#2 2013-10-16 14:25:32

cup_of_squirrel
#! CrunchBanger
From: New York City
Registered: 2013-08-29
Posts: 136

Re: Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

You have to reinstall nvidia drivers (and any other proprietary drivers) when you switch kernels. You still get the tty1 console after the boot, right?

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#3 2013-10-16 14:36:23

triggetry
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Registered: 2012-11-06
Posts: 25

Re: Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

You mean, after the kernel installation i can simply redo:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings 

?
(that's how i installed nvidia)

I need to install it again when booting into 3.10 ?

yea i am getting the tty1 console after rebooting.
What's about the firmware error  from above? I never installed any other proprietary driver except of the nvidia ones...

Last edited by triggetry (2013-10-16 14:37:15)

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#4 2013-10-16 14:49:59

iann
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Registered: 2010-09-10
Posts: 708

Re: Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

Even if you didn't install proprietary drivers, there still may be non-free firmware needed by hardware on your system.  The modules mentioned are presumably related to wireless network cards which very often require proprietary firmware binaries even though the main part of the driver is included in the kernel.

Usually this is taken care of automatically by installing the firmware-linux-free and firmware-linux-nonfree packages.  If relevant hardware is not detected when your kernel boots then no firmware is used from those packages.  Just something to bear in mind if your network appears flaky, or anything else for that matter.  If you didn't have those packages on your previous kernel then you probably don't need them now.

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#5 2013-10-16 15:28:31

bigbenaugust
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From: the 919
Registered: 2009-03-04
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Re: Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

triggetry wrote:

You mean, after the kernel installation i can simply redo:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings 

?
(that's how i installed nvidia)

I need to install it again when booting into 3.10 ?

yea i am getting the tty1 console after rebooting.
What's about the firmware error  from above? I never installed any other proprietary driver except of the nvidia ones...

Be sure to get the packages from backports, add a -t wheezy-backports to that apt-get install.

Last edited by bigbenaugust (2013-10-16 15:29:49)


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#6 2013-10-16 20:44:50

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Re: Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

I prefer "smxi" to get nvidia drivers.  cool

But that's just me.


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#7 2013-10-16 22:44:04

cup_of_squirrel
#! CrunchBanger
From: New York City
Registered: 2013-08-29
Posts: 136

Re: Unable to install new kernel via backports on #! Waldorf

bigbenaugust wrote:

Be sure to get the packages from backports, add a -t wheezy-backports to that apt-get install.

There's no new nvidia drivers in backports (only legacy). I'd just go with ones from stable (version 304). There are 325 version drivers in experimental, but they're a pain in the ass to figure out the dependencies for and are likely to break other stuff.

Last edited by cup_of_squirrel (2013-10-16 22:51:48)

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