[CentOS] Upgrade Problems

Brunner, Brian T. BBrunner at gai-tronics.com
Tue Apr 20 20:47:38 UTC 2010


I had a RH7.3 system.
I upgraded via Centos5.3 CDs
I upgraded this system further via Yum.

Current problems: 
1: nvidia GF6800 Xtreme video card has no kernel module, so I have
command-line only.
2: Building a kernel module requires downloading (at least parts) of the
kernel; there is no clear label "yum install
kernel-module-build-enabler"
3: Downloading the whole source tree (yum install kernel-devel) should
suffice, but the downloaded kernel source tree does not compile ("make
oldconfig;make proper; make" fails with no rule to make init/main.o)
4: Downloaded kernel module for nvidia fails to load; modprobe nvidia
protests the different kernel build vs module build and bombs out

What's the system builder to do?
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