[CentOS] Upgrade Problems

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

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
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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