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Old 07-29-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
AcidRrat
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Can't update Kernel or install kernel source


ok i am running mandriva 2007 and i am trying to update my kernel. i have gone to the control centeer and installed kernel 2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.0 and kernel-source-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.0 but when i open the terminal and enter
Code:
uname -r
i still get 2.6.17-5mdv and when i run
Code:
rpm -q kernel-source
i get the message: package kernel-source is not installed

this problem is making it impossable to install my Nvidia video drivers and i really want to check out this 3d desktop stuff.

btw i have fallowd many tutorials on the web and still after 3 days can't get this to work

thanks for any help you can provide

Last edited by AcidRrat; 07-29-2007 at 06:50 PM.
 
Old 07-30-2007, 02:24 AM   #2
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What is the output of running
Code:
rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
 
Old 07-31-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by reddazz
What is the output of running
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rpm -qa | grep -i kernel

[nate@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i kernel
kernel-doc-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.0
kernel-source-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.0
kernel-2.6.17.5mdv-1-1mdv2007.0
kernel-enterprise-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.0
kernel-2.6.17.14mdv-1-1mdv2007.0
 
Old 07-31-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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You rebooted your machine, right?
 
Old 07-31-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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You rebooted your machine, right?

yes like 3 times
 
Old 07-31-2007, 06:25 PM   #6
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It seems like your are booting using the old kernel. Select the new kernel from GRUB or LILO when you boot up the machine. An alternative would be to uninstall the two kernels you probably do not need and reboot.
 
  


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