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I'm about to apply that famous patch that makes vgaarb see nvidia as a VGA device to the kernel.

But Linux releases a new kernel only every 2 month as I know. And Ubuntu kernel releases are even later.

So is the above the only way to patch the new kernel every time?

  • No, you can automate this task. Take a look at DKMS – mondjunge Sep 4 '15 at 11:14
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Too short for an answer, but I'll risk it:

Yes, you have to patch the kernel every time. This is logical, and comparable with the update of proprietary modules, such as Nvidia. To automate patching, you could use DKMS, as does Nvidia.

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