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Re: kmod-nvidia is missing for kernel

On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 21:37 -0600, Ron Siven wrote:
> Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > The kmod-nvidia package is missing for kernel
> >
> > Yes, I know it is based on proprietary code. Lets not get into that.
> > Its still missing.
> >
> > I make this post in case the powers that be don't realize its missing.
> >
> > Thanks for listening. 
> >
> >   
> Linuxguy123, you are correct!  I experienced the same as you.

At least I am not alone.

> I ran an update earlier this evening, but didn't get around to 
> restarting until later.  kernel-devel and kernel-headers as well as 
> kernel were all part of the update.  Right before the restart, I noticed 
> that packagekit had a new notification.  I didn't get there in time to 
> see what it was, but had my suspicions.  Lo and behold, upon logging 
> back into KDE, I got the dreaded white screen of nothingness. 
> I did a  quick ctrl-alt-f2 to log into CLI, and ran a sudo yum update.  
> kmod-nvidia was there at the wait.  after update and subsequent reboot, 
> all is back to normal. 

I just ran yum update and it didn't install the new kmod-nvidia module.
I ran yum list kmod-nvidia* and the new package isn't there.  The new
kmod-nvidia module is still not available on whatever mirror my computer
connects to.  I'll try again tomorrow.

> Here's an excerpt from yum.log (notice kmod-nvidia removed, and not 
> reinstalled until later)
> $ sudo tail -200 /var/log/yum.log 
> Mar 03 17:09:24 Updated: kernel-firmware-
> Mar 03 17:11:43 Installed: kernel-devel-
> Mar 03 17:11:45 Updated: kernel-headers-
> Mar 03 17:12:15 Installed: kernel-
> Mar 03 17:12:18 Erased: kmod-nvidia-
> Mar 03 17:12:44 Installed: kernel-
> Mar 03 21:20:58 Installed: 
> kmod-nvidia-
> Mar 03 21:20:58 Updated: kmod-nvidia-180.29-1.fc10.1.x86_64

What is up with that ?

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