Fedora + akmod = WIN!

Fedora is an awesome Linux distro.  Chris just informed me of an awesome feature so I thought I’d blog for everyone else’s benefit and also my own 😉

When installing a kernel module through yum, instead of installing the kmod-<module> package install the akmod-<module> version e.g:
sudo yum install kmod-nvidia

sudo yum install akmod-nvidia

WHY? I’m glad you asked.
Akmod packages check to see if the kernel has changed and if so recompile the module to match it so you always have a module that works.

Teh awesome? I think yes!