Upon boot X11 didn't load and presented the following error message:
Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!One of the updated packages was the Linux kernel, so I suspected that the problem was with the NVIDIA package and a mismatched Linux kernel.
I had nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-1-686 installed and the new kernel was 2.6.26-2-686 so I needed a matching NVIDIA kernel module.
So here are the steps that I took to fix things up:
- # aptitude search ~i~nvidia
- # aptitude update
- # aptitude purge nvidia-glx
- # aptitude install nvidia-kernel-2.6-686
- # aptitude install nvidia-glx
- # /etc/init.d/gdm restart
With steps 4 nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-2-686 and nvidia-kernel-common are pulled in and you'll be syncronized with the installed Linux kernel.
The nvidia-glx package is installed in step 5 and finnally gdm (replace gdm by the login manager you are using) is restarted bringing X11 back online.
And we're done. Bloodly kernel upgrades ;)