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Old 05-11-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
saquib
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Unhappy Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' in FC5!


installed kernel and source 2.6.16 - didnt mess up there i sure! wats wrong??? im a newbie, trying hard to get this working, please help....!!

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most
frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
 
Old 05-11-2006, 06:37 PM   #2
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Did you read the sticky at the top of this forum?

In any case, install yumex (e.g.: Run yum install yumex), start it, and install the nVidia driver from the livna repository. (When you install yumex it should install the livna repository in /etc/yum.repos.d/. If it didn't, add the following file to that directory:
Code:
$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo
[livna]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=
        http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
        http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
        http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
        http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/
failovermethod=priority
#mirrorlist=http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist-5
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna

[livna-debuginfo]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Debug
baseurl=
        http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/debug/
        http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/debug/
        http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/debug/
        http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/debug/
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
gpgcheck=1

[livna-source]
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Source
baseurl=
        http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/SRPMS/
        http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/SRPMS/
        http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/$releasever/SRPMS/
        http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/SRPMS/
failovermethod=priority
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna
gpgcheck=1
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:12 PM   #3
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While PTrenholme's solution may have worked when he/she wrote it (5-11-2006), it does not work now (Feb 2007). The RPM-GPG-KEY-livna could not be found. After many hours of encountering different problems and following solutions found here for each one, it all ended up being a waste of time. In the end it came down to these few steps.....

#init 3

#yum install yumex

check for existing kernel(s)
#rpm -q kernel

remove/uninstall them (one at a time if more than one)
#rpm -e <exact name>

this next command is not a link to be clicked on, it should be typed in as you see it (except omit the space after http)
#rpm -ivh http ://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm

#init 5

Go into yumextender, install nvidia driver
 
  


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