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Old 10-02-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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Module nvidia.ko error


Okay so a while back, I tried to install the nvidia drivers.
Now everytime I start up linux, and it gets to the part before you log in, it says module nvidia.ko failed to load.

Any advice?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-02-2007, 11:43 AM   #2
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Could you provide some logs of the error? Check the xorg log file. Depending on the distro you are using it could be located in /var/log/xorg/xorg.log.
 
Old 10-03-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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the only one that i saw is...

(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

Yesterday, i ran updates on my machine, and now when it boots up, it says module nvidia.ko is found and okay. but then before i can log in, it gives me a blue screen and says that it cannot use the x server.

This is confusing..

By the way, the video card I'm using is the GeForce FX 5200 if that's any help.

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Old 10-03-2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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Check if in your xorg.file in the Device section, the driver is "nvidia" and not nv (as it sometimes is).

BTW, which distro are you using?
 
Old 10-04-2007, 08:56 AM   #5
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Umm yeah I see alot of things that start out with NV but none appear to be errors.

And how do you find out what distro you're using?

[[I'm new to linux]]
 
Old 10-04-2007, 10:31 AM   #6
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Umm yeah I see alot of things that start out with NV but none appear to be errors.

And how do you find out what distro you're using?

[[I'm new to linux]]
The command below should give you an idea which distro you are using.
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cat /etc/*-release
Usually when you boot up your system, system messages printed on the screen or the distro artwork can give you a clue about the distribution that you are using.
 
Old 10-08-2007, 08:46 AM   #7
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When i typed in the command, the computer responded with:

Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)
Fedora release 7 (Moonshine)


does this describe my distro?
 
Old 10-08-2007, 09:30 AM   #8
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Yes it does (as already stated in my first post). The output shows you are running Fedora 7 (which has the code name, Moonshine).
 
Old 10-09-2007, 08:49 AM   #9
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So how would i fix my problem?
 
Old 10-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #10
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Check your /etc/X11/xorg.con file the Display section, change in the line that says Driver, "nv" to "nvidia". See if that works..
 
Old 10-10-2007, 09:21 AM   #11
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i tried that, but nothing changed.
it says it fails to load the xserver.
then i get a few blue screens.
this happens everytime i turn on or restart my computer.
 
  


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