[CentOS] Problem with nvidia-drv-x11 when upgrading to CentOS 5.2

Marko A. Jennings markobiz at bluegargoyle.com
Tue Jun 24 19:17:56 UTC 2008

On Tue, June 24, 2008 3:08 pm, Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
> Hi!
> I know that the nvidia-drv-x11-package is from RPMForge, but I thought
> I might mention it here.
> I have a machine with a NVidia-card and because of the ease of use I
> use the rpmforge-package for that.
> After upgrading the problem was that during rebooting as soon as the
> machine hit the RHGB (which implicitly uses that driver) the machine
> froze. I booted into the old kernel removed rhgb, rebooted. Now the
> machine froze when starting X. Same procedure: Old Kernel. Remove
> nvidia-drv-x11. Reboot into the new kernel and reinstall
> nvidia-drv-x11. After a reboot everything works as it used to.
> The cause of the problem could have been (sorry, I didn't do any
> thorough forensic) that the nvidia.ko that was used in the new kernel
> was a symbolic link from the "weak-updates"-directory into the old
> kernel "extra"-directory. Is it possible that this only works inside
> of kernels with the same x in CentOS 5.x ?
> For the other machines I am upgrading I plan to
> 1. deinstall nvidia-x11-drv
> 2. do a regular "yum upgrade"
> 3. reinstall nvidia-x11-drv after reboot

That is exactly what I did and my machine hangs again after nvidia-x11-drv
is installed.

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