[CentOS] nvidia failure with new kernel

Mon Jan 17 19:02:55 UTC 2011
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

> On 01/17/2011 01:39 PM, Michael D. Berger wrote:
>> I installed TrueCrypt and when I ran it, it informed me that I needed
>> a new kernel.  So I ran "yum update".  I boot to level 3, and when
>> I ran startx, I got:
>> FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
>> (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your

Jason Brown wrote:
 > The kernel modules are only for that kernel, so anytime you update it
 > you also have to reinstall the nvidia drivers.

suggestion: install the kABI-tracking kmod from elrepo. They survive 
kernel updates.

[nthierry at tryo ~]$ rpm -qa | grep nvidia