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Old 07-07-2013, 02:29 AM   #16
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Yes, sure!!!
I guess it's an issue caused by xorg.conf (Once, I tried to generate one using X -configure but it failed since it detected 2 screens.). Maybe I should try to 'correct' xorg.conf but I can't find it.
Ok, here is the /var/log/Xorg.0.log nvidia section:
Code:
Loadmodule: NVIDIA
Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
Module nvidia: vendor="Nvidia corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your system's kernel log for additional error messages.
UnloadModule: "nvidia"
Unloading "nvidia"
Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
No driver avaiable. 
Fatal server error: no screen found
It seems that I'm in a nightmare. I reinstalled nvidia-kernel and nvidia-driver just to be sure, checked 20-nvidia.conf. But I can't even find where is that kernel log where there will be further explanations. Working in this console mode is nightmarish since at random times, the screen erase what I tried to type or read by displaying suddenly the contents of the xorg log scrolling. But I won't give up!!

Last edited by lensilvan; 07-07-2013 at 02:51 AM.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 03:15 AM   #17
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However, I booted and NVIDIA was well loaded. However when I rebooted in order to be sure that everything is in order, the error reappeared.
I then try to load nvidia-kernel and nvidia-driver using modprobe but it reply coldly, "FATAL: Module not found."

Last edited by lensilvan; 07-07-2013 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 07-07-2013, 03:46 AM   #18
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When i've created an xorg.conf file in the past, it says error, no screen detected; but when used, it still worked. Did it fail or just have errors?
 
Old 07-07-2013, 04:18 AM   #19
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It failed and had errors, of course.
 
Old 07-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #20
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Reinstalled Slackware using installslackpkg. Then, tried but failed again with the same error.
 
Old 07-10-2013, 02:19 AM   #21
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Guess what? Still unsolved.
Again I tried and tried . This time after blacklisting nouveau, creating 20-nvidia-conf, I run nvidia-switch --install and then nvidia-xconfig, creating the following Xorg.conf file:

Code:
# nvidia-config: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 319.17 

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default layout"
	Screen		"Default screen" 0 0 
	ImputDevice	"Keyboard0"	"CoreKeyboard"
	ImputDevice	"Mouse0"	"CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

        # generated from default 
	Identifier	"Keyboard0"
	Driver		"keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

        # generated from default 
	Identifier	"Mouse0"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"Protocol" "auto"
	Option		"Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons" "no"
	Option		"ZAxisMappinmg" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
	Option		"HorizEdgeScroll"	"0"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Monitor0"
	Vendorname	"unknown"
	ModelName	"unknown"
	HorizSync	"28.0 - 33.0"
	VertRefresh	"43.0 - 72.0"
	Option	  "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier "My GPU"
        Driver "nvidia"
	Vendorname	"GeForce 9400M G"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Monitor		"Configured Monitor"
	Device		"Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Screen" 0 0 
	Device		"My GPU"
	Monitor 	"Monitor0"
	Subsection	"Display"
	    Modes	"nvidia-auto-select"
	EndSubSection		
EndSection
Despite all my efforts, I did not progress at all. It is always exactly the same and the same errors:
Code:
Loadmodule: NVIDIA
Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
Module nvidia: vendor="Nvidia corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your system's kernel log for additional error messages.
UnloadModule: "nvidia"
Unloading "nvidia"
Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
No driver avaiable. 
Fatal server error: no screen found
I then try to use X -configure but it refused:
Quote:
The number of created screens does not match number of detected devices
Maybe the kernel log contains more informations but again, I really don't know where is it.

When Linux is loading, if found the following message:
Code:
nvidia 0000:00:03.5 failed with error -1
NVRM: The NVIDIA prob routine was not called for 1 device(s).
NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as nouveau, rivafb, nvidiafb was loaded and obtained owership of the NVIDIA device. 
NVRM:Try unloading the conflicting kernel module and/or reconfigure your kernel without the conflicting driver(s). Then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again.
NVRM: no NVIDIA graphics adapter probed.

Last edited by lensilvan; 07-10-2013 at 02:29 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #22
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Ok. I've installed nvidia and it is working but it didn't change anything, still after some minutes of using, the temperature of the macbook increases and the fans starts. Therefore, this issue is independent from the graphic driver used, nouveau or nvidia.

I dual-boot Slackware64 3.2.29 with Mac OS X on a white Macbook 5.2 from 2009 (http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl...dia-specs.html), using the generic kernel.
Even when I am not running X and doing anything, only after some minutes my macbook overheats and the fans start. This issue occurs only with Linux, I never have this on my Mac OS X session.
Code:
$ sensors
applesmc-isa-0300
Adapter: ISA adapter
Exhaust  :   4749 RPM  (min = 2000 RPM, max = 6200 RPM)
TB0T:        +129.0C  
TC0D:         +61.0C  
TC0P:         +54.2C  
TCFP:         +54.0C  
TN0D:         +58.8C  
TN0P:         +53.2C  
TNFP:         +53.0C  
TTF0:         +54.0C  
Th0H:          +0.0C  
Th1H:          +0.0C
 
Old 07-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #23
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Anybody knows?
 
Old 07-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #24
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Sorry, out of ideas in this case.
 
  


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