View Full Version : stuck in text mode after updates installed

13th August 2008, 11:33 PM
Last night I downloaded and installed system updates. While installing I noticed that a new Linux Kernel was being installed.
I had recently installed NVIDIA drivers for my video card, which I believe modified the former kernel. Now the new kernel doesn't have the drivers installed.
So when I boot Fedora 9, it remains in text mode and prompts me for login and password.
After I logged in, I executed the startx command, and received a fatal error, could not find NVIDIA kernel, screen detected but no configuration to use it.
I'm new to Linux distro's, I only recently started messing around with Fedora.
Any help would be greatly appreciated....

14th August 2008, 12:08 AM
i am on 8 but in this 9 might be the same . the nvidia driver is not ready for your card
What is your card ???????
not all of the drivers are ready at the same time
next time if you see a kernel update WITHOUT a kmod-nvidia ,do not install the new kernel!!
on booting hit any button and boot from the older kernel .
in a day or two there will be a driver ready

14th August 2008, 03:05 PM
If you run F9, you can solve the problem by installing akmod-nvidia from livna.

yum install akmod-nvidia

This will make sure that the driver is built if livna hasn't updated the binary yet. When livna updates the binary it will be installed automatically.

More info about akmod here: