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    Default Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Running openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) KDE Platform Version 4.14.10
    Graphics: GF114 [GeForce GTX 560]

    Patch update today included kernel update from standard Update-Oss repository. After rebooting the installed nVidia driver [x11-video-nvidiaG03 340.96-41.1] is no longer loaded and screen defaults to 1,024 x 768 pixels.

    The updated kernel is reported as:
    ~ > uname -r
    3.12.53-40-desktop
    ~ > rpm -qa kernel-*
    kernel-devel-3.12.53-40.1.noarch
    kernel-macros-3.12.53-40.1.noarch
    kernel-desktop-devel-3.12.53-40.1.x86_64
    kernel-firmware-20140807git-2.24.2.noarch
    kernel-source-3.12.53-40.1.noarch
    kernel-desktop-3.12.53-40.1.x86_64

    What action is recommended to remedy this?

    I note that this recent post may be related.

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Progress update ... and thanks for reading
    This is my daily desktop and there is work to be done.
    1. tried updating nvidia drivers to G04 version - problem persists
    2. tried downgrading to previous kernel version - problem persists
    3. tried uninstalling all nvidia drivers, re-booting and reinstalling - problem persists
    4. uninstalled all nvidia drivers, reverted to nouveau - screen resolution 1920 x 1200 (normal)
    so back to work ...
    I will stay with this until technical advice on the correct procedure is available
    FWIW the installation logs for nvidia G04 drivers reported more than 40 errors like this:
    [snip] make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-modules/nvidia-340.96-desktop'
    WARNING: /lib/modules/3.12.53-40-desktop/weak-updates/updates/nvidia-uvm.ko needs unknown symbol nvUvmInterfaceChannelDestroy [snip]
    google search on this sort of error did not clarify the issue for me

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallowwood View Post
    Progress update ... and thanks for reading
    This is my daily desktop and there is work to be done.
    1. tried updating nvidia drivers to G04 version - problem persists
    2. tried downgrading to previous kernel version - problem persists
    3. tried uninstalling all nvidia drivers, re-booting and reinstalling - problem persists
    4. uninstalled all nvidia drivers, reverted to nouveau - screen resolution 1920 x 1200 (normal)
    so back to work ...
    I will stay with this until technical advice on the correct procedure is available
    FWIW the installation logs for nvidia G04 drivers reported more than 40 errors like this:
    [snip] make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-modules/nvidia-340.96-desktop'
    WARNING: /lib/modules/3.12.53-40-desktop/weak-updates/updates/nvidia-uvm.ko needs unknown symbol nvUvmInterfaceChannelDestroy [snip]
    google search on this sort of error did not clarify the issue for me
    Same here:
    landed in login prompt after update and reboot (3.12.53-40)
    dont know right now to fix it.
    workaround: booting 3.11.10-34 desktop

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Try removing all nvidia packages completely and reinstall the driver from scratch (not upgrade or downgrade, that's known to cause problems anyway).

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    Unhappy Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    same here 13.1, had to revert my booted kernel:

    PHP Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       26 Mar 10 20:32 vmlinuz ->  vmlinuz-3.11.10-34-desktop                                                 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5186696 Feb  3 14:49 vmlinuz-3.11.10-34-desktop                                                            
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5428568 Feb 26 02:24 vmlinuz-3.12.53-40-desktop                                                            
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       26 Mar 10 02
    :23 vmlinuz.bad -> vmlinuz-3.12.53-40-desktop      
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       25 Mar 10 20
    :33 initrd -> initrd-3.11.10-34-desktop
    -rw------- 1 root root 31637097 Mar 10 09:43 initrd-3.11.10-34-desktop
    -rw------- 1 root root 31682305 Mar 10 09:44 initrd-3.12.53-40-desktop
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       25 Mar 10 09
    :44 initrd.bad -> initrd-3.12.53-40-desktop 
    are we sure the current nvidia packages are compatible with the new kernel ?
    PHP Code:
    rpm -qa grep nvidia
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.125_k3.11.6_4-33.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.108_k3.11.6_4-31.2.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.125_k3.11.6_4-38.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.125_k3.11.6_4-34.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.119_k3.11.6_4-33.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.128_k3.11.6_4-33.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.123_k3.11.6_4-31.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.125_k3.11.6_4-35.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.117_k3.11.6_4-28.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.125_k3.11.6_4-32.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.131_k3.11.6_4-38.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.121_k3.11.6_4-31.1.i586
    nvidia
    -computeG02-304.131-39.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.121_k3.11.6_4-39.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.117_k3.11.6_4-28.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.119_k3.11.6_4-30.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.125_k3.11.6_4-33.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.125_k3.11.6_4-32.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.123_k3.11.6_4-31.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.125_k3.11.6_4-35.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.121_k3.11.6_4-37.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.125_k3.11.6_4-34.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.119_k3.11.6_4-33.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.108_k3.11.6_4-31.2.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.108_k3.11.6_4-31.2.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.131_k3.11.6_4-36.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.125_k3.11.6_4-38.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.131_k3.11.6_4-38.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.131_k3.11.6_4-36.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.121_k3.11.6_4-31.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.125_k3.11.6_4-34.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.121_k3.11.6_4-37.1.x86_64
    x11
    -video-nvidiaG02-304.131-39.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.128_k3.11.6_4-33.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.119_k3.11.6_4-30.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.125_k3.11.6_4-33.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.119_k3.11.6_4-30.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.125_k3.11.6_4-32.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.123_k3.11.6_4-31.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-pae-304.125_k3.11.6_4-35.1.i586
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.131_k3.11.6_4-36.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.131_k3.11.6_4-38.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.121_k3.11.6_4-31.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.117_k3.11.6_4-28.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.128_k3.11.6_4-33.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.119_k3.11.6_4-33.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-desktop-304.125_k3.11.6_4-38.1.x86_64
    nvidia
    -gfxG02-kmp-default-304.121_k3.11.6_4-37.1.x86_64 
    anybody had succes reinstalling "all nvidia" from scratch ?

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Try removing all nvidia packages completely and reinstall the driver from scratch.
    Tried that (item 3 in list above, using yast2 software management), the re-installed drivers still failed to load. The installation log showed many similar warnings as reported above. I found some pertinent comments related to these warnings on CentOS forum here but I lack skill to relate that case to openSUSE 13.1.

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesus View Post
    are we sure the current nvidia packages are compatible with the new kernel ?
    Well, they are compatible with Leap 42.1's much newer 4.1.x kernel, so yes they should be.

    But: you need to build the kernel module for the 3.12 kernel, 3.12 is *not* compatible to 3.11, a module built for 3.11 will not work.

    So again, remove all nvidia packages, then boot to kernel 3.12, and then install the driver again while running on 3.12. The module is being compiled for the running kernel when you install the kmp package.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 11-Mar-2016 at 06:21.

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesus View Post
    same here 13.1, had to revert my booted kernel:

    PHP Code:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       26 Mar 10 20:32 vmlinuz ->  vmlinuz-3.11.10-34-desktop                                                 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5186696 Feb  3 14:49 vmlinuz-3.11.10-34-desktop                                                            
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  5428568 Feb 26 02:24 vmlinuz-3.12.53-40-desktop                                                            
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       26 Mar 10 02
    :23 vmlinuz.bad -> vmlinuz-3.12.53-40-desktop      
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       25 Mar 10 20
    :33 initrd -> initrd-3.11.10-34-desktop
    -rw------- 1 root root 31637097 Mar 10 09:43 initrd-3.11.10-34-desktop
    -rw------- 1 root root 31682305 Mar 10 09:44 initrd-3.12.53-40-desktop
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       25 Mar 10 09
    :44 initrd.bad -> initrd-3.12.53-40-desktop 
    simply replacing symbolic links will do it? Just to be sure, before rebooting.
    Anybody done that?

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    Default Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralle4711 View Post
    simply replacing symbolic links will do it?
    Changing the symlinks in /boot will do absolutely nothing.

    Again, you need to compile the nvidia kernel module for Kernel 3.12 to be able to use it with Kernel 3.12. Re-installing it while using Kernel 3.12 will do that.

    In case you wanted to know how to boot a different kernel, you can select it in "Advanced Options" in the boot menu.
    And you can uninstall specific kernels in YaST via the "Versions" tab e.g.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 11-Mar-2016 at 15:03.

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    Cool Re: Graphics error after kernel update to 3.12.53-40-desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Changing the symlinks in /boot will do absolutely nothing.
    Ahem, if your grub config points to the symlinks, like mine, this will make you boot the old kernel, of course.
    I just posted this to show the old and new version numbers we are talking about...
    Sorry if I confused people.

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