[users] nvidia-x11-drv, CentOS 5.1->5.2
dag at wieers.com
Fri Jun 27 15:37:21 CEST 2008
On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Seán O Sullivan wrote:
> I noticed some odd issues with nvidia-x11-drv 173.08-1.beta.el5.rf
> while upgrading from CentOS 5.1 -> 5.2 (x86).
> It occurred on three machines, all AMD (Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core
> Processor 3800+, Opteron(tm) Processor 246).
> When the nvidia.ko module was being loaded the machine would stop
> responding & require a hard reboot.
> Resolved by removing & reinstalling nvidia-x11-drv.
> Seemingly when the upgrade happened, an nvidia.ko symlink was placed
> in /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.1.el5/weak-updates/ pointing to the .ko
> in /lib/modules/2.6.18-53.1.21.el5/weak-updates/
> When did reinstall & ran /etc/init.d/dkms_autoinstaller nvidia.ko was
> placed in /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.1.el5/extra
Do you mean that the weak-module was unstable, but a re-compiled module
did not have a problem at all ?
If so, I think that needs to be reported to dkms. I do not influence the
weak-linking behaviour, but if some assumption is wrong from the technical
angle, it should probably be disabled.
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