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accidentally updated to latest kernel, is this going to cause me problems

asked 2013-09-03 06:14:30 -0500

elwood gravatar image

Hi again,

I was reading on different pages, got confused and entered the command yum update kernel*. I typed y and pressed enter when it asked for it too, so now I'm running the latest kernel.

Am I likely to have problems with my nvidia driver or anything because I did this? If so, is there a way to remove the update?

Thanks for any assistance you may provide.

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Thanks for your reply, baptistemm. I have a GTX 550 Ti and I would like to download some 3D Linux games. I am also running AMD X64 5000+ BE at 3.15Ghz with 2GB dual channel RAM (overclocked to 900Mhz).

elwood gravatar imageelwood ( 2013-09-03 06:43:33 -0500 )edit

I'm new at this, how do I look and see what nvidia driver I have installed? Also, I don't know what akmod-nvidia is. Can you help me understand what I need to do to find out what exactly I have installed? I did not install anything from the nVidia web site. Thanks.

elwood gravatar imageelwood ( 2013-09-03 08:09:36 -0500 )edit

"That's what I am seeing." I guess I am seeing the same thing? Are you talking about the progress bar across the bottom going toward "fedora 19"? Then the "scrolling" rudimentary graphical display, then the normal sign in screen appears? I can't even boot into fedora 19 with the old kernel anymore. It appears on the screen, but if I choose it, it never finishes loading. I found out ctrl+alt+del, reboots the system so I can load the new kernel version of fedora 19, but it goes through the same rigamarole each time. Is it building the driver for the new kernel each time now. I did use rpmfusion.

elwood gravatar imageelwood ( 2013-09-03 10:13:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-03 07:52:01 -0500

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As for problems with nvidia driver - It might depend on how you installed the nvidia driver. If you installed from rpmfusion and also have akmod-nvidia installed, it should automatically build the modules for the latest kernel. That's what I am seeing.

If you installed using the nvidia provided binary (nvidia*.run from nvidia website), you might have to some work.

So, just boot and look! :)

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answered 2013-09-03 06:18:24 -0500

baptistemm gravatar image

updated 2013-09-03 06:31:55 -0500


You shouldn't worry that much, because kernel are usually stable enough and are updated regularly with small bug fixes and enhancements. At the next boot, Fedora will boot in the latest kernel. In the event it wouldn't work you can choose any of the latest 3 updated kernel at boot time.

Concerning the nvidia video driver, I don't know as I don't own nvidia card.

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