New Update has no kmod for new kernel and new nvidia driver

Rick Stevens ricks at
Wed Jul 14 22:50:55 UTC 2010

On 07/14/2010 01:12 PM, Suvayu Ali wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 July 2010 11:38 AM, Rick Stevens wrote:
>> The second could be the grub updater doing a similar thing and not
>> making the new kernel the default booting kernel if kmods don't exist.
>> It'd have to do a similar kind of snoop that yum would have to do.
> The user can do this themselves,
> $ cat /etc/sysconfig/kernel
> # UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
> # new kernels the default
> Change the UPDATEDEFAULT to no

"no" there simply means that grub should not make the new kernel the
default at boot.  It doesn't check to see if a kmod is available for
the new kernel or if the user's hardware configuration requires one (or
if the user is using a driver that needs one).
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