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Old 04-07-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
3r4t!k
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Lightbulb Can YOU see it?


What is not right here? After changing to the newest nvidia driver I'm stuck with this message at the command line, shell..whatever.

Error : API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module is version 1.0.4496, but the X module is is version 1.0.5336. Please be sure that your kernel module and all NVIDIA driver files have the same driver version.

Fatal Server Error:
no screens found


Now is this telling me that nVIDIA's new 'run' package doesn't install correctly?
How do I go about changing the mismatch to 'match'?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 11:52 AM   #2
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Did you have an earlier version installed? If so, did you remove the old module from the kernel-source tree?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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Yes I think I did have an earlier version installed. The install of Mandrake 9.2 went well. And I'm assuming that it supports nvidia graphics cards, because there's a microsecond of the nvidia splash screen on boot. However no I didn't remove it from the kernel-source tree. All I did was follow the directions on how to install the new driver from nVIDIA, using their new 'run' package. And that doesn't seem to be in the text file.

Only instructions are to exit X, or edit inittab
cd to the directory where the run file is
type sh "installfilename'
edit the XF86Config-4 file

Now its a bit more extravagant than that but for reading sake I paraphrased it.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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I would find the directory in the kernel source tree that contains the nvidia modules, delete them and run the nvidia install again and see if that works.

Also, you could uninstall and reinstall kernel-source, then install/compile extra modules and it should work correctly when you restart X.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 05:52 PM   #5
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Hmm How do I unstall/re-install the kernel?!
is that essentially the same as 0'ing out the drive and re-installing the o/s?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 06:33 PM   #6
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Don't uninstall and re-install the kernel, you need to uninstall and re-install the kernel-source package instead.

Open Mandrake Control Center, find the software management area, find kernel-source and uninstall. Use a similar proceedure to re-install the kernel-source.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Urpmi But Never Dared Asking Before
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

Last edited by fancypiper; 04-08-2004 at 06:37 PM.
 
  


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