Want to backup current driver before installing the lastest from git...how?

Clemens Koller clemens.koller at anagramm.de
Fri Jun 8 04:30:21 PDT 2007

Hello, Richard!

Richard Bronosky schrieb:
> First, I'm very unclear about the roles and "position in the stack" of
> kernel modules, drivers, xorg, and xrandr.  So, I need to find a good
> resource for that info.
> I'm trying to stay up to date with the latest dev video drivers, xorg,
> and xrandr.  I just don't know how to backup (and recover from backup
> if needed).  I know people have to be doing this.  Can you suggest to
> me how?

Depending on your distribution, you have to understand how your package
manager installs or deletes packages on your system. You can then manually
add/remove the proper files when you know from where (which package) you
can get and how to restore them (and their dependencies).

[OT on]
A very simple and efficient package system can be seen in i.e. CRUX
(http://www.crux.nu). That's a distribution for experienced Linux
users (basic dependency checking only on demand) and very suitable
for software development.

If you don't use anything like a package manager you won't have asked. ;-)
[OT off]

Clemens Koller
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