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Old 08-29-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy System fail to start after kernel update

Hi, I have a question about kernel update. Do I need to recompile the drivers for the kernel each time I update kernel? I recently updated kernel to - 217.2.16.fc11.x86_64. When I booted into the new kernel, it displayed an error said that my wlan0 link failed. I think it is the drivers problem because I rebooted into kernel - 217.2.8.fc11.x86_64 and it's fine. If it is the drivers problem, which command should I use to recompile my drivers to work with the new kernel? If it's not, please show me how to boot into the new kernel. Thank you.
Old 08-29-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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i had this same problem and someone on this board helped me. I did have to recompile the driver or install the rpms and install. I had to do this only for the drivers that i downloaded and compiled myself to fix it. I chose to install from the rpms

i installed the rpm's then ran the yum -y install "driver" in my case kmod-nvidia

im new to linux, and dont know much just passing info, my post was yesterday if you want to read it.

the sticky post A must read,before installing Nvidia & Ati has the rpms for video cards
The below link has a good article in section 5 on making the xconfig file

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You can also look at using a dkms module. Essentially it automatically rebuilds the driver against the first boot of each new kernel(once per kernel).
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Thanks for the reply. Actually the members of Fedora Forum already helped me. I reinstalled my NVIDIA Driver using the rpm-fusion repository and rebooted successfully into the new kernel. Thanks anyway.


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