Kernel 4.12 And NVidia Driver

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I tried to move to the latest stable kernel (4.12) so I could take advantage of my newest custom system (Intel Core I7 6-core; 64 GB RAM;
MSI nVidia graphics card; 2 – 120 GB SSD; 2 – 4TB WD Black) on a UEFI
Asrock mother board.

I’ve had the machine for 3-months but I couldn’t get it to work until I
found out that the Nouveau driver was causing me all the ‘hardware’
issues. I moved to the nVidia driver along with DKMS and all of my issues went away until I attempted to upgrade kernel 4.12 …

It seems that DKMS doesn’t automatically upgrade when the kernel is upgraded.  Will this issue go away if I change my graphics card to a AMD?

Eugene Poole Woodstock, Georgia

3 thoughts on - Kernel 4.12 And NVidia Driver

  • generally, no it won’t update the kernel.  you can get security fixes for it if your’ system is looking for updates regularly (you should set it to check at least daily).  it will usually update a version ( i.e. 2.16 would upgrade to 2.X.) and if you let it.  you generally don’t want auto kernel  updates to a different main version numbers as it can break things, and in critical apps mostly security patches get loaded, may use the same kernel for many years,  just applying security updates.

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    4. Sep 2017 22:16 by

  • Am 05.09.2017 um 06:16 schrieb Eugene Poole:

    “latest stable kernel (4.12) – that’s not a CentOS project kernel. Can we guess that you are using the ELrepo kernel-ml?

    A bit dated, but it holds basic info about DKMS

    Instead of using DKMS, the kmod-nvidia driver from ELrepo does not fit for your graphics card? Or any of the other kmod-nvidia* kernel module packages from there?


  • The elrepo kmod-nvidia drivers (or any kmods for that point) will only work with the distro kernel as they depend on the stable kernel ABI that Red Hat maintains in their kernel releases. They will not work with non-distro kernels.