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Recommended update for Linux kernel


(Last modified: 22FEB2005)

solutions Recommended update for Linux kernel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e63c58d635f6ff6be30df1723a558320)

Applies to

Package: kernel-default
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-9884
Release: 20050222
Obsoletes: 6c7439aa4c1c8463a80d807d6dccf9f9


Everyone using the Linux Kernel on x86_64 architecture should update.



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 9.1 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


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
In case you are using LILO as bootmanager, please make sure that you also execute the command
after installing the update for the system to remain bootable.
Finally, reboot the system with
shutdown -r now

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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