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mcgodx 07-08-2006 12:14 PM

Updated Kernel...
So I updated the Kernel for Fedora 5, and whenever I use "uname -r", it shows the old Kernel, not the new one. What is going on? Did I not update it right?

I did "yum update kernel".


raskin 07-08-2006 12:35 PM

Did you update bootloader? I guess it's lilo. man lilo, man lilo.conf .

Brian1 07-08-2006 12:55 PM

For Fedora it is grub as the boot loader. Been a long time since using the precompiled kernels. But anyways check the /boot/grub/grub.conf and see if the new kernel is listed. Then check the defualt=* line. The first one is 0 then 1 for the next. You may have to select the new kernel by selecting the options when the boot manager is started. Fedora has added items like hiddemenus. Remove that line and it will show all kernels availabe to boot from.


raskin 07-08-2006 01:25 PM

Really? Then I didn't guess. Been a long time since using precompiled distros.

mcgodx 07-08-2006 01:52 PM

Ouch. I turned my computer off, because I had to do some stuff, and it's been overheating from time to time, and when I turned it on, I selected the new kernel from the GRUB menu, and it had some display issues. The screen was all scrambled-looking once the GUI loaded up.

raskin 07-08-2006 02:00 PM

Well, can you switch to text console (with Ctrl-Alt-F2)? Is it OK? What do you think about posting dmesg output?

mcgodx 07-08-2006 02:07 PM

I'm not sure how I'd do that with a bad GUI. I don't know the shell commands too well. I know I sound retarded.... haha.

raskin 07-08-2006 02:16 PM

At text console you will have to enter your login and password. Then run dmesg > ~/dmesg.log . Then your task is reduced to reboot and post it (I suppose you don't have file dmesg.log in yout home directory and nothing private/secret in your kernel logs).

Brian1 07-08-2006 02:37 PM

Thats odd. Are you using any ATI or Nvidia drivers. If so you need to recompile them to match the new kernel.


mcgodx 07-08-2006 03:46 PM

I was just using whatever Linux provided. I haven't messed with it much yet. Update: New kernel works, old one does not.

I guess things are good?

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