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can't update fedora 20 x64

asked 2014-04-11 18:18:24 -0500

Kronolynx gravatar image

updated 2014-04-12 00:20:39 -0500

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for the past 2 days when i try to update i get this error:

Transaction check error: package kernel-3.13.9-200.vanilla.stable.knurd.1.fc20.x86_64 (which is newer than kernel-3.13.9-200.fc20.x86_64) is already installed

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could some one please help me solve it.


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Where did you get this kernel " kernel-3.13.9-200.vanilla.stable.knurd"?
What repos do you have enabled?

williamjmorenor gravatar imagewilliamjmorenor ( 2014-04-11 18:54:58 -0500 )edit

@Kronolynx: We didn't see the full yum output you got when you tried to update, you probably needed some more kernel packages from that repos installed (e.g. kernel-devel or kernel-modules-extra), just a guess.

You can get the latest Fedora Rawhide kernel from this repo, this repo is maintained by the kernel maintainers in Fedora, have a look at this.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2014-04-12 10:15:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-12 03:15:31 -0500

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updated 2014-04-12 03:16:08 -0500

You can delete the offending kernel. You may want to reboot if you do this if this is the running kernel:

yum remove 3.13.9-200.vanilla.stable.knurd.1.fc20.x86_64

You should then be able to complete your update in the normal way.

knurd: it's not just the opposite of drunk, it's the other side of sober from drunk.

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thanks, i just removed the knurd kernel and updated without problem. I installed that kernel 'cause i was searching for better compatibility with new hardware. I guess i got the wrong info, which kernel could i install that has better compatibility with newer laptops ? my laptop is a lenovo g510 with AMD Mobility Radeon R7 M265 and Intel Core i7-4702MQ (Haswell). Intel HD Graphics 4600.

Kronolynx gravatar imageKronolynx ( 2014-04-12 07:54:02 -0500 )edit

You're already with the right distribution. Fedora keeps itself right at the bleeding edge of new stuff. You'll probably need particular video drivers depending on which of those video chipsets you're using, but if it were my laptop I'd stick with the stock packages as much as possible, unless something clearly doesn't work.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-04-12 08:27:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-04-13 12:45:31 -0500

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try #yum update -y

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