[ATrpms-devel] FC6 yum update doesn't update nvidia-graphics kmdl
promac at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 20:04:31 CEST 2007
On 3/25/07, Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 25, 2007 at 07:52:28AM -0300, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> > Axel, what does make a kernel pick a module in /lib/modules/.../updates,
> > instead of the original version in its original place, as in
> module-init-tools does that by itself, e.g. the directories under
> /lib/modules are scanned in a certain order with /updates/ first and
> /kernel/ last. The mechanism has become a bit involved lately due to
> the dynamical weak-symbols feature, but the basics are still the same.
> > In the nvidia case both modules are in updates. Why one would be
> > preferred to the other?
> Due to the "nvidia" alias in /etc/modprobe.conf.
I just updated an FC5 computer to 126.96.36.1997 and
installed both 9746 and 9755 nvidia drivers (libs are also there).
Although /etc/modprobe.conf contains
alias nvidia nvidia-1_0-9755
it insists in loading 9746. I rebooted and used
several times, and unless I remove 9746 module, X does not start, because
it tries to load 9746 instead of 9755.
Definitively, something has changed in recent kernels.
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ
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