I am attempting to upgrade from FC17 to FC19. My computer links to my network via wireless. Grub2 is installed.
I downloaded the FC19 iso, burned it onto a DVD and mounted it, then ran
sudo fedup-cli --device --network 19
This ran pretty well, although most of the time the screen was blank and I only knew something was happening by the flashing of the disk access led. After an hour or so, the flashing stopped. When an hour had passed with no further activity, I rebooted. The boot seemed to be ok, with the progress bar at the bottom of the screen advancing. However, when it was time to switch to graphical mode, the display changed to a character-based monitor, with activity shown as lines of text and ending with this:
[ 54.618682] systemd-readahead: Failed to read event: Value too large for defined data type
I had encountered this before, in an earlier Fedora and found it just meant that the nvidia driver was not installed properly. With the earlier version, I just had to do something like "yum reinstall nvidia" and the problem went away. I have tried "yum install nvidia", "yum reinstall nvidia" and "yum update nvidia", all without success. It seems the version of kmod-nvidia available is built for an earlier kernel. The salient part of the output is:
---> Package kmod-nvidia-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64.x86_64 1:319.32-2.fc19 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: kernel-uname-r = 3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64 for package: 1:kmod-nvidia-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64-319.32-2.fc19.x86_64 ---> Package xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64 1:319.32-7.fc19 will be installed --> Processing Conflict: 1:xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-319.32-7.fc19.x86_64 conflicts xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: Package: 1:kmod-nvidia-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64-319.32-2.fc19.x86_64 (rpmfusion-nonfree-updates) Requires: kernel-uname-r = 3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64 Installed: kernel-3.8.13-100.fc17.x86_64 (@updates/17) kernel-uname-r = 3.8.13-100.fc17.x86_64 Installed: kernel-3.9.8-100.fc17.x86_64 (@updates/17) kernel-uname-r = 3.9.8-100.fc17.x86_64 Installed: kernel-3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 (@updates/17) kernel-uname-r = 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 Installed: kernel-3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64 (installed) kernel-uname-r = 3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64 Available: kernel-3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64 (fedora) kernel-uname-r = 3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64 Available: kernel-debug-3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64 (fedora) kernel-uname-r = 3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64.debug Available: kernel-debug-3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64 (updates) kernel-uname-r = 3.10.4-300.fc19.x86_64.debug Error: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-304xx-304.88-12.fc19.x86_64 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem ** Found 4 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: eclipse-svnkit-1.3.4-2.fc15.noarch has missing requires of svnkit = ('0', '1.3.4', None) kmod-nvidia-304xx-3.10.3-300.fc19.x86_64-304.88-2.fc19.x86_64 has missing requires of kernel-uname-r = ('0', '3.10.3', '300.fc19.x86_64') rubygems-2.0.5-100.fc19.noarch has missing requires of rubygem(psych) >= ('0', '2.0.0', None) subcommander-2.0-0.7.fc15.7.x86_64 has missing requires of libsasl2.so.2()(64bit)
So, my question is how to install the nvidia driver for my system? I am currently running Fedora 17, with Fedora 19 packages installed. It works, but has quirks and I want to resolve it.
Thanks for any help.