[Bug 14422] New: Kernel upgrade requires manual "depmod"

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           Summary: Kernel upgrade requires manual "depmod"
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: linux-restricted-modules
        AssignedTo: daniel.stone at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: pete at shinners.org
         QAContact: kernel-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

After my last three Breezy Badger kernel upgrades, my system has been unable to
enter GDM. This includes the recent 2.6.12-8 that was just released. I am
running with the 686-smp architecture of kernels.

The problem is that the nvidia driver is not being found at startup. The only
way I've been able to fix this is manually running "depmod" from the shell. Once
that is run I can "modprobe nvidia", and restarting GDM. Before running depmod
there seems to be no way I can get the nvidia kernel module loaded.

I'm looking in init.d/module-init-tools now, and seeing the system runs a
"depmod --quick" at boot. But somehow this is not catching it. Note that I also
have "nvidia" listed in my /etc/modules to force it to load.

I mentioned this during the last kernel upgrade on ubuntu-devel. There was no
real information. Matt Zimmerman asked if it could be a clock skew, but I do not
believe that is the problem.

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