help me remove buster-backports 5.x kernel

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help me remove buster-backports 5.x kernel

Postby carmima » 2021-01-30 01:27

I tried to install a new linux 5.x kernel via backports
unfortunately, I failed to rebuild the nvidia driver module
I have an old GeForce GT 640 OEM so I need the 418.152 driver.
rebuilding the nvidia module I get a warning not to use the buster-backports nvidia-driver with my old GPU.
so I cancelled to build nvidia module
now I would like to remove the default grub entry list, because the new 5.x kernel start in 640 x 480 video mode and I do not like it.
I have to choose advanced boot option to boot 4.19 linux kernel
how do you edit grub menu list ?
thank you
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Re: help me remove buster-backports 5.x kernel

Postby p.H » 2021-01-30 08:36

Why don't you just remove the linux-image-5.x package ?

Manual editing of /boot/grub/grub.cfg is not recommended because changes will be overwritten by update-grub anytime a kernel package (and some other packages) is installed, updated or removed. Instead you can edit /etc/default/grub and change the value of GRUB_DEFAULT. If the new default entry is in a submenu, the syntax is
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for example if the default entry is entry 2 in submenu entry 1. Entry numbers start at 0.
Then run update-grub to update the boot menu.
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Re: help me remove buster-backports 5.x kernel

Postby stevepusser » 2021-01-30 23:34

Aren't there some Tesla-418 Nvidia drivers in backports that should support your card? I know I backported them for MX Linux from, try these in backports: ... 418-driver
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