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Each time the update manager does an update related to the Linux kernel, I get problems with the Nvidia module not loading. The solution I always use is to re-install the Nvidia drivers.

I'm fed-up of doing this every time and I'd like to find out what causes the problem and how to fix it permanently.

Here is part of my Xorg log if it is of any help:

[    24.804] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    24.828] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    24.954] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    24.954]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    24.954]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.029] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
[    25.029] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages.
[    25.029] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.029] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    25.029] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
[    25.029] (==) Matched nvidia as autoconfigured driver 0
[    25.029] (==) Matched nouveau as autoconfigured driver 1
[    25.029] (==) Matched nv as autoconfigured driver 2
[    25.029] (==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 3
[    25.029] (==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 4
[    25.029] (==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
[    25.029] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.029] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[    25.029] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[    25.029]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[    25.029]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.029] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[    25.029] (II) Unloading nvidia
[    25.030] (II) Failed to load module "nvidia" (already loaded, 32761)
[    25.030] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[    25.042] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nouveau
[    25.042] (II) UnloadModule: "nouveau"
[    25.042] (II) Unloading nouveau
[    25.042] (EE) Failed to load module "nouveau" (module does not exist, 0)
[    25.042] (II) LoadModule: "nv"
[    25.042] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nv
[    25.042] (II) UnloadModule: "nv"
[    25.042] (II) Unloading nv
[    25.042] (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)
[    25.042] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
[    25.042] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
[    25.061] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.061]    compiled for 1.11.3, module version = 2.3.0
[    25.061]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[    25.061]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 11.0
[    25.061] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
[    25.061] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
[    25.071] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[    25.071]    compiled for 1.11.3, module version = 0.4.2
[    25.071]    ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 11.0
[    25.071] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
[    25.071] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
[    25.071] (++) using VT number 7

I could also post the kernel log if you like, but I don't see anything suspicious.

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Are you positive that the nvidia drivers support the kernel version your using? I would suggest checking that. Also when kernel updates are available I wouldn’t jump straight aboard if you are using the proprietary drivers. I wait about until I know that the driver version for my GPU supports the new kernel. –  LinuxBill Mar 4 '13 at 10:25
    
Unless with kernel update is understood something else, I mean updates like linux-image-generic or linux-headers which are frequently in the update manager. Now I don't think there's any support problem since after reinstalling the drivers, I have no problems anymore. In a post some time ago (which I can't find anymore) it was mentioned it might be a problem with a symbolic link. –  user1294203 Mar 4 '13 at 15:07
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