Advisories ยป MGAA-2014-0112

Updated kmod package fixes wrong module search order

Publication date: 03 May 2014
Type: bugfix
Affected Mageia releases : 3 , 4


The depmod tool in Mageia 3 and Mageia 4 contains a bug which causes,
under some circumstances, an installed "X-kernel-Y" package (e.g. 
"nvidia-current-kernel-3.12.13-desktop-2.mga4") of an older version to
override a newer installed "dkms-X" package (e.g. "dkms-nvidia-current"),
instead of the correct behavior where "dkms-X" should override the
binary module packages.

If this happens with the proprietary NVIDIA driver, for example, the
system may not boot up properly as the X server startup will encounter
errors due to a kernel module version mismatch.

This update fixes that issue.