[CentOS] Software Updater issue

Thu Jan 24 08:24:37 UTC 2013
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

Barry Brimer wrote:
>> I'm not sure about this but that seems like a bug when it thinks that
>> the 310 driver package is an upgrade for the 304 driver package.
>> Jan 23 21:43:39 Updated: kmod-nvidia-310.32-1.el6.elrepo.i686
>> Jan 23 21:43:49 Updated: nvidia-x11-drv-310.32-1.el6.elrepo.i686
>> Jan 24 00:43:58 Installed: kmod-nvidia-310.19-2.el6.elrepo.i686
>> Jan 24 00:44:10 Installed: nvidia-x11-drv-310.19-2.el6.elrepo.i686
>> Jan 24 00:59:38 Installed: kmod-nvidia-304.64-1.el6.elrepo.i686
>> Jan 24 00:59:49 Installed: nvidia-x11-drv-304.64-1.el6.elrepo.i686
> This doesn't appear to be a CentOS issue, possibly an elrepo issue.

it's actually more an nvidia issue: the newer drivers don't support some 
older GPUs.
But since you're using elrepo you have an easy solution provided by 
these nice folks: they've created a new set of packages that will stay 
at the 304 level while getting any upstream updates.

You should probably do something such as:
rpm -e --nodeps nvidia-x11-drv kmod-nvidia
yum install nvidia-x11-drv-304xx kmod-nvidia-304xx