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Old 01-19-2008, 06:45 AM   #1
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[SOLVED] 2 different modules of the same name..


Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right forum.

I have been happily using the Distro supplied Nvidia drivers and then had to switch to the latest off their site because I upgraded my card to the 8800GT.

So tried removing the distro's through package managed, then installed Nvidia's supplied, then went back to my old card for a bit, so put the package back in and tried to manually remove the Nvidia .run installed files and now back to the Nividia one.

Now when I boot, X fails to log, logs say Nvidia kernel module was the problem. So I manually rmmod Nividia ; modprobe nvidia and restart kdm and its all working.

So do I have 2 nvidia modules, the first one loading being the distro supplied one, hence X wont start cause Card is not supported by it and then when I manually load it, it loads the latest Nvidia supplied one ?

Thanks for reading.

Last edited by DaveQB; 01-28-2008 at 05:56 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:13 PM   #2
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I would not see why the Nvidia site modules would not work with the older card unless you had higher resolutions or something. But the module is loaded in /etc/modprobe.conf usually. Should not have to change uch between the two but depends what is enabled between the two. Once you get the xorg.conf in /etc/X11 setup make a backup for each card for easy fix in future.

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Old 01-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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The module installed off of the Nvidia website does work, the Kubuntu supplied driver does not work with this newer card.

Andi t seems it loads the Kubuntu one upon boot and then any subsequent modprobes for nvidia loads the Nvidia one.

How can I remove this archaic step in starting X by removing the Kubuntu supplied module ?
 
Old 01-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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is this the right forum ?
 
Old 01-28-2008, 06:00 AM   #5
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The problem seems the Ubuntu supplied kernel module was called nvidia_new. I dont know how I missed that and how rmmod nvidia removed it (linked some how ?)

But the solution was to:

In /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
change
DISABLED_MODULES=""
to
DISABLED_MODULES="nv nvidia_new"

thanks for reading everyone.
 
  


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