Every once in a while a small problem comes up after updates. For a long time I have not had this that was truly noticeable. My Fedora 17 machine for sometime as been perfect, always updated but today after not turning it on for a couple of days I found a Kernel update (version 3.7.3-101.fc17). After installing the update I typed reboot into the terminal as I always do. Started booting fine but then stalled/stopped at the screen with the fedora symbol.
I rebooted the computer and went back to the previous kernel and everything was fine. So some forum checking didn’t show much. A google search however did. I found the suggestion that the kmod have to match and this time around the kmod was not released at the same time as the kernel.
So for now, until the release of the kmod that matches this kernel I suggest going back and using the previous kernel.
UPDATE- The automatic update for the kmod-nvidia never came through as it normally does so as seen in the comments below its a question of installing it yourself.
yum install kmod-nvidia-3.7.3-101.fc.i686
or (depending what applies to your system)
yum install kmod-nvidia-3.7.3-101.fc17.x86_64