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Old 02-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #16
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did the .run installer leave behind a /etc/X11/xorg.conf
fedora 10 no longer uses it .
but for a 64 bit os you may need it( xorg.conf) so that the os can find the *.so 's
you may need to add this ,or edit yours to these paths
Code:
Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
EndSection
 
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf was there before I tried the run installer, and I thought it was using it. This is 32 bit.
 
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I deleted xorg.conf and rebooted. It gave me a GUI login. When I logged in, I got a white screen, though you could see the mouse pointer and I could move it... nothing else. The driver was "vesa".

I changed the driver to "nvidia", and corrected to Files section to have the 3 ModulePath lines. Rebooted, logged into GUI login, and got white screen again.

I ran /usr/sbin/nvidia-xconfig, which added a bunch of stuff to the xorg.conf. I remember I did this the first time to get this working a few weeks ago with kmod-nvidia. I rebooted. Back to square one:
Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
 
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this was for a 64 bit os
""/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia""
for a 32 bit use
Code:
Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection
and read the fedora 10 how to for installing the nvidia driver
" F10 & F9 Nvidia driver guides"
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752
 
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That is what I used to install. I've read it all. Remember, I installed it on 1/24 with kmod-nvidia and it worked until 2/8 when all I did was a yum update. I wish I could go back to the configuration of 1/24 and then update pieces until it became clear what broke it.

Here is the yum.log for 2/8:

Feb 05 18:13:17 Installed: preupgrade-1.0.1-1.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:31:43 Updated: yum-3.2.21-2.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:31:48 Updated: xkeyboard-config-1.4-6.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:31:48 Updated: gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:31:49 Updated: hwdata-0.222-1.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:31:50 Updated: kernel-firmware-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:33:34 Updated: selinux-policy-3.5.13-41.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:33:34 Updated: 1:control-center-filesystem-2.24.0.1-11.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:40 Updated: selinux-policy-targeted-3.5.13-41.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:34:42 Updated: glib2-2.18.4-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:43 Updated: libxml2-2.7.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:43 Updated: sqlite-3.5.9-3.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:44 Updated: pulseaudio-libs-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:44 Updated: libtalloc-1.2.0-26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:45 Updated: libtdb-1.1.1-26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:46 Updated: nss-3.12.2.0-4.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:34:47 Updated: libgtop2-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:38 Installed: kernel-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686
Feb 08 15:35:39 Updated: alsa-lib-1.0.19-2.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:44 Updated: libpurple-2.5.4-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:45 Updated: pulseaudio-core-libs-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:46 Updated: pulseaudio-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:47 Updated: 2:libpng-1.2.34-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:47 Updated: jasper-libs-1.900.1-9.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:54 Updated: gtk2-2.14.7-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:57 Updated: gnome-desktop-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:35:57 Updated: gnome-panel-libs-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:36:01 Updated: xulrunner-1.9.0.6-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:36:02 Updated: libgpod-0.6.0-9.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:36:04 Updated: gtksourceview2-2.4.2-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:36:29 Updated: gucharmap-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:36:30 Updated: libmtp-0.3.6-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:36:33 Updated: poppler-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:37:05 Updated: gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.1-7.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:37:38 Updated: 1:control-center-2.24.0.1-11.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:37:40 Updated: zenity-2.24.1-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:37:41 Updated: kasumi-2.4-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:37:41 Updated: gnome-python2-libegg-2.19.1-26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:12 Updated: gnome-session-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:12 Updated: poppler-glib-0.8.7-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:13 Updated: pulseaudio-utils-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:13 Updated: pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:13 Updated: pulseaudio-libs-glib2-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:14 Updated: fuse-libs-2.7.4-2.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:15 Updated: libchewing-0.3.2-4.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:16 Updated: libedit-2.11-2.20080712cvs.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:16 Updated: libiec61883-1.2.0-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:16 Updated: libcdaudio-0.99.12p2-11.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:17 Updated: libtirpc-0.1.10-2.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:18 Updated: scim-anthy-1.2.7-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:53 Updated: 1:gedit-2.24.3-3.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:38:58 Updated: orca-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:39:13 Updated: yelp-2.24.0-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:39:40 Updated: mousetweaks-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:40:14 Updated: gnome-power-manager-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:40:45 Updated: eog-2.24.3.1-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:40:45 Updated: gnome-python2-gtkhtml2-2.19.1-26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:40:48 Updated: transmission-1.42-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:41:02 Updated: cheese-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:41:31 Updated: gnome-system-monitor-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:42:04 Updated: gnome-terminal-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:42:33 Updated: pidgin-2.5.4-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:42:52 Updated: gcalctool-5.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:12 Updated: file-roller-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:12 Updated: iok-1.2.0-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:13 Updated: pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:14 Updated: fuse-2.7.4-2.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:15 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.10.0-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:15 Updated: libxml2-python-2.7.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:16 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.1.1-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:16 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-keyboard-1.3.2-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:16 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse-12.6.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:16 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-0.15.2-2.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:17 Updated: 2:ntfs-3g-2009.1.1-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:17 Updated: sudo-1.6.9p17-5.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:18 Updated: gnome-session-xsession-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:37 Updated: gnome-themes-2.24.3-1.fc10.noarch
Feb 08 15:43:48 Updated: firefox-3.0.6-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:43:48 Updated: pulseaudio-esound-compat-0.9.14-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:44:29 Updated: gnome-panel-2.24.3-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:44:36 Updated: rhythmbox-0.11.6-19.r6096.fc10.i386
Feb 08 15:45:20 Updated: 1:gnome-applets-2.24.3.1-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:10:59 Installed: kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686-180.25-1.fc10.i686
Feb 08 16:10:59 Updated: PackageKit-yum-plugin-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:01 Updated: samba-winbind-3.2.8-0.26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:05 Updated: samba-common-3.2.8-0.26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:05 Updated: kmod-nvidia-180.25-1.fc10.i686
Feb 08 16:11:06 Updated: libsmbclient-3.2.8-0.26.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:06 Updated: PackageKit-yum-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:08 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-180.25-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:16 Updated: kmod-nvidia-2.6.27.9-159.fc10.i686-180.22-1.fc10.i686
Feb 08 16:11:18 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-180.25-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:18 Updated: PackageKit-glib-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:19 Updated: PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:22 Updated: PackageKit-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:45 Updated: gnome-packagekit-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:11:46 Updated: PackageKit-udev-helper-0.3.13-1.fc10.i386
Feb 08 16:13:06 Installed: kernel-2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686
Feb 08 16:20:09 Installed: magnifier-3.3.2-1.i586
 
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Quote:
Feb 05 18:13:17 Installed: preupgrade-1.0.1-1.fc10.noarch
Did you use "upgrade " to upgrade from fedora 9 ( or 8) to 10 on the 24th
-------
can you post the output of
Code:
su -
uname -r
---
rpm -qa | grep nvidia
---
yum repolist
 
Old 02-15-2009, 02:26 PM   #22
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This originated from an F10 live CD install to the HD. The first yum entry is from 1/23.

uname -r
Code:
2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686
rpm -qa | grep nvidia
Code:
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-180.25-1.fc10.i386
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-180.25-1.fc10.i386
akmod-nvidia-180.25-1.fc10.i686
yum repolist
Code:
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
http://rpm.livna.org/repo/10/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Tempo
rary failure in name resolution')>
Trying other mirror.
livna                                                                        | 2.4 kB     00:00

rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                                    | 2.7 kB     00:00

fedora                                                                       | 2.8 kB     00:00

rpmfusion-free-updates                                                       | 2.7 kB     00:00

rpmfusion-free                                                               | 2.7 kB     00:00

updates                                                                      | 2.3 kB     00:00

Not using downloaded repomd.xml because it is older than what we have:
  Current   : Fri Feb 13 16:01:30 2009
  Downloaded: Thu Feb 12 15:04:22 2009
rpmfusion-nonfree                                                            | 2.7 kB     00:00

repo id                          repo name                                           status
fedora                           Fedora 10 - i386                                    enabled: 11,416

livna                            rpm.livna.org for 10 - i386                         enabled:      3

rpmfusion-free                   RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free                     enabled:    324

rpmfusion-free-updates           RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Free - Updates           enabled:    383

rpmfusion-nonfree                RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Nonfree                  enabled:    142

rpmfusion-nonfree-updates        RPM Fusion for Fedora 10 - Nonfree - Updates        enabled:    248

updates                          Fedora 10 - i386 - Updates                          enabled:  3,556

repolist: 16,072
Thanks for helping me try to solve this.
 
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well you have the akmod installed .Did you uninstall that .run also
and have you tried reinstalling the akmod
--
yum reinstall akmod-nvidia
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:42 PM   #24
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yeah, I uninstalled run before installing akmod. I even did a reinstall of xorg-x11* and mesa* and an rpm -Va of the same to be sure it was clean before installing akmod.
I also did an rpm -qa | grep nvidia before installing akmod to be sure there was nothing left from kmod either.

To be sure, it was kmod that was working until 2/8, not akmod, in case that makes a difference. I haven't been able to get kmod, akmod or run to work since then. I have akmod installed now, because after reading everything, that one seems to make the most sense for handling kernel updates.

"yum reinstall akmod-nvidia" didn't correct it.
 
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at this point , with installing and uninstalling 1).run 2)kmod-nvidia 3) akmod-nvidia .
I am thinking that some .so's got left behind or links to the nvidia.so's
something is messed up .
so one last thing before doing a clean reinstall
remove all nvidia,all xorg and reinstall them ( you might want to print this)
PS I NEVER use the "-y " option for yum ( yes to everything)
Code:
--------------
su -
telinit 3
-- relogin as root --
yum erase kmod-nvidia akmod-nvidia
yum  erase xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-server-common
 -- say yes to this  ,it will also take a bunch of things  but will be reinstalled with (groupinstall "X Window System")[/b]-- 
rpm -e --nodeps --allmatches mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel glx-utils mesa-dri-drivers
---
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf  
cd /usr/lib/xorg/modules ( -- this folder might not be there anymore- if it is then do- ) 
ls  
( if there are any *.so's remove them ) -- there should not be any 
rm *.so
cd drivers
ls  
( if there are any *.so's remove them )
rm *.so
---
( repeat for all the folders in  /usr/lib/xorg/modules)

yum clean all
rpm --rebuilddb
yum install xorg-x11-server-Xorg 
yum  groupinstall "X Window System"
yum  install mesa-libGL mesa-libGLU mesa-libGL-devel mesa-libGLU-devel
yum install akmod-nvidia 
 -- # Optional, re-install compiz. --
yum  install compiz-gnome compiz-fusion* gnome-compiz-manager ccsm

reboot
 
Old 02-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #26
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I did everything you listed, and unfortunately, it still isn't working. Is is possible that this new version of the nvidia driver doesn't work with my video card, a 6200 PCI?

It sure would be nice if nvidia provided diagnosis of why it can't load the kernel module.

Is there a way I can go back to the previous driver I had before I updated on 2/8?
 
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well there is a legacy driver that IS built for the new xorg .I use it on fedora 9 ( Gforce 2 mx400).It is a beta release
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/96.43.10/
the std on the nvidia search is 96.43.07 and NOT built for the new xorg
from the readme in the ftp link
" GeForce 6200 0x00F3"
so yours is supported

but you should be able to still use the 180.29 driver from nvidia or RPMFusion
this may or may not work for your card ??

you might also want to look around and ask over at "NvNews "
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=14
 
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Good news. I just figured out why it didn't work on 2/8 after the yum update:

Code:
/var/log/messages-20090215:Feb  8 16:21:45 localhost kernel: NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 180.25, but
/var/log/messages-20090215:Feb  8 16:21:45 localhost kernel: NVRM: this kernel module has the version 177.82.  Please
/var/log/messages-20090215:Feb  8 16:21:45 localhost kernel: NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
/var/log/messages-20090215:Feb  8 16:21:45 localhost kernel: NVRM: components have the same version.
But, the last time this message occurred was 2/9; so it doesn't explain why it hasn't worked since.

Now I'm getting this in Xorg.0.log:

Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the GLX module; please check in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module.  If
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     you continue to encounter problems, Please try
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
The GLX error is new. I'm not sure how to fix it when using yum with akmod, but others have noted that is has something to do with using xorg instead of nvidia glx:

Code:
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
 
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I'm able to fix the glx vendor by using an xorg.conf I had from 2/9. I don't have one from before 2/8, though, when nvidia was working. I'm now starting to wonder if, on 2/8-9 when the problem was the driver version, and I messed with xorg.conf, I no longer have a valid xorg.conf ever since.

What is the proper way of configuring xorg.conf for nvidia?
 
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It also looks like I hosed something else up because I can't yum install/erase without getting errors like this, although it says it completed successfully:

00be9000-00bec000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 10522 /lib/libdl-2.9.so
00bec000-00bed000 r--p 00002000 fd:00 10/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.HAV30G: line 9: 3453 Aborted
/usr/sbin/nvidia-config-display enable >&/dev/null
*** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0013c812 ***

This probably started yesterday.
 
  


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