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Old 25th February 2012, 05:40 PM
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[solved]fedora 15: recent "yum update" has no kmod-nvidia-PAE update available?

Hi,

I usually make "yum update" when an updated kernel and its corresponding kmod-nvidia-PAE package are available. However, recently, there is no corresponding kmod-nvidia-PAE in the repository. So I can not load the system with the new kernel...

Do I have to install the Nvidia driver myself now?

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It turned out that installing "akmod-nvidia" solved my problem!

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Old 29th February 2012, 02:08 AM
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Re: fedora 15: recent "yum update" has no kmod-nvidia-PAE update available?

# you should wait until the kmod-nvidia-PAE package is stable
# you will have to wait to update your kernel and if your kernel has no issues at this time
# and you don't need any extra features from it then there is no reason to upgrade
# that being said you can try this if you must

yum -y update kernel kmod-nvidia-PAE --enablerepo=*
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Old 29th February 2012, 02:23 AM
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Re: fedora 15: recent "yum update" has no kmod-nvidia-PAE update available?

Nope. Once again, I am not going to accept enabling *every repo, including Rawhide, Testing, etc. to fix a problem when going to Leigh's Nvidia Guide (check the Fedora Set-Up Guides, above) and install the akmod-nvidia is a better option. Akmod-nvidia will build drivers against any new kernels that come along and will not interfere with the kmod-nvidias.

In my case, I've got both installed and it works just fine. The akmod keeps things running along and the kmod-nvidia updates sometime a day or two later. No big deal, no waiting.

Here's the thing to anyone who's not a seasoned Fedora or linux user: If you enable "all" repos you may fix an occasional issue without any backlash, however sooner or later, you'll try it on a problem that includes a ton of dependent packages and you have a frankendistro that never updates properly. So, if you do need to get ONE specific package from updates-testing, do so very cautiously. In this case, we know that a kmod-nvidia's only hours or a day or so away. Waiting's a far better option than taking chances.
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Old 29th February 2012, 02:30 AM
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Re: fedora 15: recent "yum update" has no kmod-nvidia-PAE update available?

just install the akmod-nvidia and remove the kmod-nvidia . the Akmod will build a Kmod for each kernel you install.
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Old 29th February 2012, 02:35 AM
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Re: fedora 15: recent "yum update" has no kmod-nvidia-PAE update available?

Just an 'aside'. I've had 2-3 kernels that the akmod needed to be rebooted a second time to build correctly. (Never noticed other complaints, so maybe this is just my glitch) If you do get a borked boot, simply alt-F3 to a CLI login, then sign in, reboot and you should be fine the second time around.
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Old 29th February 2012, 02:42 AM
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Re: fedora 15: recent "yum update" has no kmod-nvidia-PAE update available?

I agree, stick with the standard repos
I don't really see the need for the urgent update
When the driver is stable it will be released
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