[CentOS] kmod-nvidia?

Fri Jul 20 15:49:13 UTC 2012
Jay Leafey <jay.leafey at mindless.com>

On 07/20/2012 10:32 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Now that he's up, which was my highest priority, I'm back to looking
> around. I did a yum clean all, then yum --enablerepo=elrepo list
> \*nvidia\*, and see
>   * elrepo: mirror.symnds.com
> so this was what the mirrorlist came up with. That there's something
> screwy there.
> So I just pointed my browser there, and found elrepo there under
> distributions/elrepo. Anyone got any ideas why it finds that it's there,
> but yum doesn't see the actual repo (and yes, the kmod-nvidia packages are
> there)?
>         mark

Here's what the same operation looks like on my box:

> [jleafey at megamind ~]$ sudo yum list \*nvidia\*
> Loaded plugins: downloadonly, fastestmirror, priorities, refresh-packagekit,
>               : security
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>  * base: dallas.tx.mirror.xygenhosting.com
>  * elrepo: elrepo.org
>  * epel: mirror.steadfast.net
>  * extras: mirror.raystedman.net
>  * nux-libreoffice.org-rpms: mirror.li.nux.ro
>  * rpmforge: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
>  * updates: mirror.raystedman.net
> 1314 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
> Installed Packages
> kmod-nvidia.x86_64                        295.59-1.el6.elrepo            @elrepo
> nvidia-x11-drv.x86_64                     295.59-1.el6.elrepo            @elrepo
> Available Packages
> kmod-nvidia-173xx.x86_64                  173.14.31-1.el6.elrepo         elrepo
> kmod-nvidia-96xx.x86_64                   96.43.20-1.el6.elrepo          elrepo
> nvidia-x11-drv-173xx.x86_64               173.14.31-1.el6.elrepo         elrepo
> nvidia-x11-drv-173xx-32bit.x86_64         173.14.31-1.el6.elrepo         elrepo
> nvidia-x11-drv-32bit.x86_64               295.59-1.el6.elrepo            elrepo
> nvidia-x11-drv-96xx.x86_64                96.43.20-1.el6.elrepo          elrepo
> nvidia-x11-drv-96xx-32bit.x86_64          96.43.20-1.el6.elrepo          elrepo
> [jleafey at megamind ~]$

Just a thought, have you tried flushing yum's metadata?  I have run 
across a couple of instances where yum seems to get a bit... retentive 
and won't retrieve new metadata for one or more repositories.  I usually 
run "yum clean metadata" or "yum clean all", then re-try the operation. 
  Unless it is something *I* have boogered badly it usually works.

Of course, YMMV!
Jay Leafey - jay.leafey at mindless.com
Memphis, TN