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updated kernel does contain nvidia module

asked 2014-05-02 21:31:58 -0500

TrickyHarry gravatar image

I am using Fedora 20 kernel 3.13 with VMWare Workstation.

I did a yum update and I found that the Kernel was being updated to 3.14.200, which breaks VMWare Workstation.

  1. I did "yum update -x kernel*" to get all non-kernel updates ---> and that worked.
  2. I found the required patches for VMWare WAs to support the new kernel 3.14.200
  3. I updated the kernel with "yum update" and that seemed to work.
  4. When I rebooted I see the VMWare issues [expected] but I never get my GUI, only the command line.
  5. I reboot and go back to the Kernel 3.13 and I still have my GUI
  6. I note what is require to install the Nvidia driver
  7. I attemted to run the yum update again - I get no packages need updating"

I have proven that the Nvidia module is not loaded, from the Xorg.3.log - which states that the module is not loaded.

I am using akmod to rebuild the kernel module. I ran the command: akmods --force [to rebuild the kernel module], I see the module for the 3.14.200 and I also get an error message.

How di I fix this ??

How do I fix this issue ?

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I think the title needs an update or a fix ? I've been confused from the title compared with the contents of the question. Thanks

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-05-03 05:07:02 -0500 )edit

I've got the same problem on noteboot MSI MS-1632 with Nvidia GeForce Go 6100 (MPC51+C51). System doesn't allow to set natural screen resolution 1280x800 after kernel upgrade to 3.14.3-200 (from 3.14.2-200, that sets right screen resolution, but has some another problem with nouveau drivers). I think a right problem that updated kernel lost support some Nvidia video cards.

mikegb gravatar imagemikegb ( 2014-05-11 10:49:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-05-03 05:09:33 -0500

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You can install the Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework. The package is available in Fedora repo and you can install it with

sudo yum install dkms

It will install a .service also that can help on building the modules (that need building) upon a new kernel update. Enable the service with

sudo systemctl enable dkms.service

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This did solve my problem. On reboot the akmods was able to rebuild the nvidia module for the kernel.

TrickyHarry gravatar imageTrickyHarry ( 2014-05-04 09:03:27 -0500 )edit

Then please mark the answer as correct. Thanks

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-05-04 16:45:59 -0500 )edit

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Asked: 2014-05-02 21:31:58 -0500

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