[SOLVED] Upgrade kernel to 5.8 nvidia-current-drm missing

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[SOLVED] Upgrade kernel to 5.8 nvidia-current-drm missing

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Hey Debian Community,

Recently installed Debian 10.7 on: Lenovo Legion 5i Intel Gen 10 Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Installed the Nvidia-drivers in safe mode on the default ~4.X kernel after a bit of seraching:
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsD ... ckports.29

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apt install -t buster-backports nvidia-driver firmware-misc-nonfree
Now working on the rest of my setup:

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update-pciids
I can see via:

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lspci
That i have a:
Network controller: Intel Corporation Comet Lake PCH CNVi WiFi

Which requires kernel 5.7 or newer:
https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id ... -8086-0074


So onto upgrading the kernel:
https://wiki.debian.org/HowToUpgradeKernel

Ran

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sudo apt-get install linux-image-5.8.0-0.bpo.2-amd64-unsigned -y
Now in grub I am back booting into safemode with graphics driver issues:

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systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service
Shows that:

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modprobe: Error: could not insert 'nvidia': Operation not permitted
modprobe: Fatal: Module nvidia-current-modeset not found in directory /lib/modules/5.8.0-0.bpo.2-amd64
[SOLVED]:
It warned me something which I unfortunately didn't write everything down but appeared to "finish" something like: "Error! Your kernel headers for kernel 5.8 cannot be found"
So something like this is the issue I imagine... so in safe mode of my 5.8.0 kernel I ran

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apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Now the nvidia drivers are back working.

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