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Old 03-04-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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NVIDIA version mismatch between kernel module and x windows


Hi, installed ubuntu yesterday and I replaced the NVIDIA driver today and now the x window server fails.

I have a NVIDIA 7800 GTX card.

Here's the detailed error message I received:
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X Window System Version 6.8.2 (Ubuntu 6.8.2-77 20061010174523 root@vernadsky.buildd)
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.10 i686 [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux ip70-171-219-145 2.6.12-10-386 #1 Monom
Feb 13 12:13:15 UTC 2006 i686
Build Date: 10 October 2000505
Before reporting problems, check the X wiki  to make sure that you have the latest version.n.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.12-10-386 (buildd@terranova) (gcc versionon 4.4.5 20050809 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 3.4.4-6ubuntu8)) #1 Mon Feb 1313
12:13:15 UTC 2006
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,g, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, 
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time Sat Mar 4 15:10:19 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module is version 1.0.7667, but this X module is version 1.0.8178. Please be sure that your kernel
module and all NVIDIA driver files have the same driver version. on
(EE) NVIDEA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NNIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.13
(EE) NNIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found. but none have a usuable configuration.
Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at the X wiki for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
I took a look at FAQ at the X wiki but that didn't seem to help me.

Please help! Thank you.

Last edited by s|k; 03-04-2006 at 05:59 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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You didn't upgrade the kernel module?

Not sure how you upgrade the driver in ubuntu...

I always use the nvidia driver direct from nvidia and it installs the driver and compiles a kernel module for me...

I'm curious about the kernel version... It seems to say: Linux version 2.7.12-10-386 (rather than 2.6.12-10-386 as it does earlier) There is no such thing as a 2.7 kernel. Seems odd?

But anyway, you have kernel module version 1.0.7667 and X module version 1.0.8178. Won't work until you compile the kernel module...
 
Old 03-04-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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You didn't upgrade the kernel module?

Not sure how you upgrade the driver in ubuntu...

I always use the nvidia driver direct from nvidia and it installs the driver and compiles a kernel module for me...

I'm curious about the kernel version... It seems to say: Linux version 2.7.12-10-386 (rather than 2.6.12-10-386 as it does earlier) There is no such thing as a 2.7 kernel. Seems odd?

But anyway, you have kernel module version 1.0.7667 and X module version 1.0.8178. Won't work until you compile the kernel module...
I typed that out from a digital image I took of the error. The 2.7 was a typo (I fixed it now). I'm new to linux and I don't know how take the log file over to the windows partition. I can't do anything on Ubuntu at the moment as all I have access to is the shell.

As for recompiling the kernel, I did take the driver directly from nvidia and and installed it as per the instructions with no error. It was after I rebooted that I had issues.
 
Old 03-04-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
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Looks like it didn't install the kernel module tho. What does the

/var/log/nvidia-installer.log

tell you?

Did the installer download a kernel module or compile one?
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:03 AM   #5
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Looks like it didn't install the kernel module tho. What does the

/var/log/nvidia-installer.log

tell you?

Did the installer download a kernel module or compile one?
It compiled one. I finally got it to work. I had to chose 'no' when it asked me if I wanted the installer to allow it to run an Xorg config utility that let X run an NVIDIA driver of somekind. I didn't write it down, but I got it all to work now! I'm running 1.0-8178 now, works great!
 
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Glad you got it working!
 
Old 03-05-2006, 01:37 AM   #7
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Agreed - congrats on solving the problem and thanks for posting back with an update, as that's always helpful to future readers.

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