I attemped to upgrade my kernel from the 184.108.40.206-i686-3vl60 stock install to the 220.127.116.11-i686-3vl60 version.
I downloaded and installed source and modules as well using 'installpkg' then updated with 'vliloconf'.
On booting the new kernel I got a standard text booting screen everything working fine untill just before you would come to a login prompt. At this point the screen flashes several times and 'x' fails to start giving several messages (I can't reproduce faithfully).
When I originaly installed Vec6.0 I chose to install the proprietary nvidia drivers. According to the error message this fails to load. The last message is that 'gdm is shut down'.
Question #1 Is there any way to build and insert a new nvidia module into /lib/modules/18.104.22.168/build/drivers/video/nvidia/? The directory exists. And I see in /lib/modules/22.214.171.124/source/drivers/video/nvidia/ files wich are identical. These files mostly end with .c but I also see a makefile in there.
Question #2 If I had chosen a non-proprietary driver on the initial install would the new kernel function normaly? It has worked on the open source driver before.
I see that Pita has a similar problem here
But from his published error message it would appear that he is actually trying to install the driver. I can't even type in a terminal to attempt this. Nor would I know how if I could.
Any help would be appreciated.