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Recommended update for Linux kernel

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(Last modified: 22FEB2005)


solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (61a595f10b086a5a87e2c4acf2ada4b3)

Applies to

Package: kernel-bigsmp
kernel-default
kernel-smp
kernel-source
kernel-um
kernel-debug
kernel-syms
um-host-kernel
um-host-install-initrd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Patch: patch-9886
Release: 20050222
Obsoletes: badd8d52faa4584cf5436e8b66190d30

Indications

Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86 architecture should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a problem within the NVidia driver which lead to a hanging system after reboot during start of the X11 window system.
This happens to all users who installed the nvidia driver via YOU and therefore still used the 1.0-5336 version of the nvidia driver, after updating to the previous kernel update (2.6.5-7.145). Users who don't use the nvidia driver or use a later version of the driver are not affected.
To install the update on an affected system, boot the system into runlevel 3 (by supplying "3" as commandline argument on the boot prompt), then log in as root and run the textmode version of the YaST Online Update:
yast online_update

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh kernel*.rpm
If you are using UML please don't forget to download and install the appropriate packages:
rpm -Fvh um-*.rpm
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
lilo
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now

links to download packages

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