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Akmod-nvidia force install kmod-nvidia too

asked 2015-03-29 00:09:38 -0500

Steemx gravatar image

Hello, i have a fresh fedora 21 installed in my laptop, i installed "dnf -y install akmod-nvidia-340xx" (i have a 310M vga), restarted the system and work fine but if i do a "dnf update" the package "kmod-nvidia-340xx" is ready to be installed.

Is fine install both packages or what?

Thanks and sorry my english.

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answered 2015-03-29 10:45:30 -0500

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updated 2015-03-29 10:54:59 -0500

I have a GTX 560 Ti and I could not get it to work unless I installed both the akmod-nvidia and kmod-nvidia packages. Thus I have both packages installed and the drivers work with no issues. It is my understanding that you need one or the other but not both. I may be wrong.

If dnf pulls the package in an update, I would let it install. According the RPM Fusion Nvidia driver installation instructions, you can safely use both akmod and kmod packages at the same time. You probably will not have any issues.

Go ahead and do the update. If after a reboot you have any troubles, you can update your question or ask a new one.

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I see we were both typing at the same time. As I explained in my own answer, you don't need both, but it doesn't hurt to have them.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-03-29 10:47:58 -0500 )edit

Yeah. I started typing before there was any answer and when I submitted my answer, yours popped up. Well, in my case, I tried installing the akmod package but I could not start X. Then I tried removing akmod and installing kmod and same result. Only when I have both installed, do the drivers work. Odd but it works.

cgonz31 gravatar imagecgonz31 ( 2015-03-29 10:52:02 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-29 10:45:28 -0500

sideburns gravatar image

Welcome to ask.fedora. Yes, it's fine having both packages installed; I know because that's what I have on my desktop. What happens is, when the kernel gets updated, if the new kmod is ready, it gets updated; if not, akmod takes care of it when you reboot. Of course, that takes a little bit of time, using the kmod when it's available is a tad quicker.

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answered 2015-03-29 11:03:15 -0500

Steemx gravatar image

Thanks guys.

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