Re: Applying kernel patch 118844-28 kills Nvidia module
I'm as new to Linux, as you are to Solaris, so I have no solutions. However, your mention of solving a problem such as this by removing the nvidia module caught my eye. I have had the same problem updating the kernel in SuSe in the past, so I have been delaying doing this again, until I understood how to deal with it. However, I have never installed the Nvidia driver on any of these installations, because the installer asks for a newer kernel than I have. When I run rmmod, it says that no module even exists, so obviously it could not be removed. This would suggest that something else is the basis of the problem. However I have used the SuSe installation repair function, to repair and reinstall Grub, but this did not solve the problem either. Though you are still seeking a solution for Solaris, perhaps you could shed some light on Linux?
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