Notes on the recent kernel update

There was a recent kernel update for opensuse 13.2, to kernel 3.16.7-13.  And some people are having problems with that kernel.

The main problems seems to be with module compatibility.  If you are using the nvidia graphics driver, and you installed it from the repos, then apparently it stops working after the kernel update.  The workaround is to use the previous kernel (use the advanced options menu from grub), or to reinstall the driver.

Reports are that the kernel update will be re-released to correct this problem.  So the really best solution may be to hold off installing this update until it is re-released.

I have installed the update on one system, without any problems.  That system uses Intel graphics, so does not need an added driver.  I am holding back on updating my system with nvidia graphics.

The issue has been reported as bug 927018, and is being discussed in a forum thread (with a confusing thread title).



About Neil Rickert

Retired mathematician and computer scientist who dabbles in cognitive science.

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