[CentOS] Updating 7.5->7.6

Tue Dec 18 18:29:06 UTC 2018
Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org>

Hi Mark,

On 18/12/2018 14:46, mark wrote:
> I've got a user with a legacy NVidia card. I've got kmod-nvidia. Last time
> I did an update, all I did was yum update --disableexcludes. This time, it
> fails, with
> Error: Package: nvidia-x11-drv-304xx-304.135-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 (@elrepo)
>             Requires: xorg-x11-server-Xorg <= 1.19.99

I think the above is pretty clear. The legacy 304.xx nvidia driver only 
supports Xorg versions up to and including 1.19. EL7.6 ships with Xorg 
1.20, so your old hardware is no longer supported on EL7 by nvidia.

Your choices are twofold:

1. Buy newer hardware that is supported.
2. Uninstall the proprietary nvidia packages and revert to using the 
nouveau driver.

>             Removing: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.19.5-5.el7.x86_64 (@base)
>                 xorg-x11-server-Xorg = 1.19.5-5.el7
>             Updated By: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.20.1-5.1.el7.x86_64 (updates)
>                 xorg-x11-server-Xorg = 1.20.1-5.1.el7
>             Available: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.20.1-3.el7.x86_64 (base)
>                 xorg-x11-server-Xorg = 1.20.1-3.el7
>             Available: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.20.1-5.el7.x86_64 (updates)
>                 xorg-x11-server-Xorg = 1.20.1-5.el7
> I'd appreciate any help understanding what this is telling me. It *looks*
> like it wants to update
> vidia-x11-drv-304xx-304.135-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64
> with
> vidia-x11-drv-304xx-304.135-5.el7.elrepo.x86_64 (or maybe 135-6)
> and then it wants to replace the elrepo mods with base or updates.
> Is this saying there's no update for the xorg-x11-server-Xorg (I don't see
> one) on elrepo? Does this mean I'll have to go back to the proprietary
> driver?
>        mark