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Old 02-07-07, 04:31 PM   #1
ahamilton9
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Default Kmod-Nvidia won't install, don't understand

I have the Livna Repo tacked on to yum, i have all my packages updated and followed the instructions here: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490 After all this, I get an install dependancies list, I accept and get errors. I tried installing kernel.i686, which said it was an older version and did nothing, and kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.i686 which just says nothing to do... heres the exact screen im getting from the time I lauch the command from root.

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[root@localhost Andrew]# yum install kmod-nvidia
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 1.8 MB 00:02
extras : ################################################## 5891/5891
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kmod-nvidia.i686 0:1.0.9746-1.2.6.19_1.2895.fc6 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-i686 = 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Processing Dependency: nvidia-kmod-common >= 1.0.9746 for package: kmod-nvidia
--> Restarting Dependency Resolution with new changes.
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i386 0:1.0.9746-7.lvn6 set to be updated
---> Package kernel.i686 0:2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel.i586 0:2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 set to be erased
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

================================================== ===========================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================== ===========================
Installing:
kmod-nvidia i686 1.0.9746-1.2.6.19_1.2895.fc6 livna 2.3 M
Removing:
kernel i586 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 installed 43 M
Installing for dependencies:
kernel i686 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 updates 16 M
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia i386 1.0.9746-7.lvn6 livna 4.9 M

Transaction Summary
================================================== ===========================
Install 3 Package(s)
Update 0 Package(s)
Remove 1 Package(s)

Total download size: 24 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test


Transaction Check Error: package kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 is already installed
file /boot/System.map-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
file /boot/config-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
file /boot/symvers-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6.gz from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6
file /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 from install of kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 conflicts with file from package kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6

[root@localhost Andrew]#
Any help would be appreciated, I'll give more info if requested, just ask.
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Old 02-08-07, 02:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Kmod-Nvidia won't install, don't understand

I had this same problem and if memory serves me correctly, you have to choose to install the livna driver in Yum before you install the kernel. Once yum looks for dependancies on the livna driver, it will automatically grab the new kernel and install them together. I'm almost certain that's how I got it to work. Try removing the kernel rpm and the same version livna driver that's giving you the problem then re-install the new livna driver and it should pick up the new kernel with it. Hope my memory is not failing me.
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Old 02-15-07, 03:03 PM   #3
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Default Re: Kmod-Nvidia won't install, don't understand

find the kernel rpm (/var/cache/yum ......)

rpm -ivh --replacepkgs --replacefiles --justdb /var/.....

This will set the rpm for kernel as installed, or remove --justdb and re-install it.

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Old 02-15-07, 07:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Kmod-Nvidia won't install, don't understand

Install the freshrpms.net nVidia package and be done with having to worry about the version of your kernel.

Freshrpms.net = dkms - autogeneration of module on kernel version change
Livna.org = static version of kernel module
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Old 02-16-07, 01:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help.
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