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I'm using Fedora 16. The kernel version is


where GNOME graphics works fine and I have also installed the Nvidia graphics driver. When I update yum then new kernel


has been updated. When I select this kernel loading window occurs but after loading gnome graphical window doesn't open. Why?

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GNOME, or X? That's a pretty big difference. – Michael Kjörling Mar 20 '13 at 13:49
@Michael It is GNOME – Dinesh Subedi Mar 20 '13 at 14:01

If you use the propietary nVidia driver, you have to rebuild it for the new kernel. And nVidia frequently lags behind (way behind) Fedora's kernel and graphics stack. As this is closed source, only nVidia can fix that.

Note that Fedora 16 went end-of-life a month or so ago, upgrade.

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thanks I will try it. – Dinesh Subedi Mar 20 '13 at 19:11

In addition to vonbrand's answer, and seemingly not what you experienced, but certainly what I experienced, NVIDIA's proprietary drivers prior to release 310.40 (and beta drivers 313.09 and earlier) were hard-coded to check for kernel versions and only worked for kernels prior to 3.7.6.

To use the proprietary drivers with kernel 3.7.6 or later, even with a rebuild, one either had to modify the source to the driver (not difficult) or use a newer driver (310.40 works).

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