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Right....I accidentally overwrote my nvidia drivers

asked 2016-12-23 22:19:43 -0600

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I was trying to fix my screenrecording problem (which I just posted about) and wrote yum install kmod-nvidia in terminal thinking this would update my video drivers. Instead it overwrote my video drivers with an outdated third party add-on. Now I can't boot into fedora (25 gnome 3.22.2) without getting a killed face and being told to log out. HELP! Is there any way to fix this at all?

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answered 2016-12-24 04:52:40 -0600

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updated 2016-12-24 04:53:32 -0600

kmod-nvidia is a meta-package (empty) and is incapable of overwriting files

$ rpm -qlp '/home/leigh/Downloads/kmod-nvidia-375.26-1.fc25.x86_64.rpm' 
(contains no files)

Remove it

sudo dnf erase kmod-nvidia

and run

akmods --force

to ensure the module is built.

If you require further help you will need to post the output for nvidia-bug-report.sh

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