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Old 11-02-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
robogymnast
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After installing nvidia drivers, nvidia.ko not found


I was attempting to get my OpenGL libraries working and reinstalled my nvidia drivers in the process by running the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.80-pkg1.run" script. Now when I boot up I am getting an error message
"nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.29.6-79.fc9.i686 was not found
The nvidia driver will not be enabled"

I don't know much about X or driver issues, could someone point me in the right direction? This is on a Thinkpad T61.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 12:11 PM   #2
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Did you install a new version of the kernel after you installed the nvidia driver? I'm running the same driver, and I haven't seen this problem.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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there is an updated kernel available. install the updated kernel and repeat the Nvidia installation process again. it will resolve your problem. further check out this thread;

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...for-f9-678566/

hope it will solve your problem.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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I tried installing the livna-release (no updates necessary) and akmod-nvidia, but they didn't help. To update the kernel do I use "yum install kernel"? If so than there were no updates available.


Something that I noticed: after running the install script and then starting X it appears to work fine, but if I switch to tty1 I am seeing
Code:
> Warning:   Multiple doodads named ""
>            Using first definition
Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
After I restart X will still run but a lot of the functionality is missing.
 
Old 11-03-2008, 08:38 AM   #5
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Have you read this ?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

Are there any actual errors in the Xorg log ?

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
 
Old 11-08-2008, 10:36 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
Have you read this ?
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490

Are there any actual errors in the Xorg log ?

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
I followed all the steps for Fedora in that article and it did install and update some packages but there is no change with the problem I am having.

There are warnings but no errors in the Xorg log, and they all have to do with my resolution, which is probably a separate issue.

Any other suggestions? I appreciate everyone's help but I'm really not sure where to go from here :-(
 
Old 11-08-2008, 02:06 PM   #7
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2.6.29 kernel.. does the nvidia module compile against that kernel and work ?
I am not finding any references of this driver being compiled against that new of a kernel, is it completing the compile and installation successfully ?

Check /var/log/nvidia-installer.log
Quote:
default@debianetch:$ cat /var/log/nvidia-installer.log | grep complete
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
-> Driver file installation is complete.
(version: 177.80) is now complete. Please update your XF86Config or
From that initial error message it looks like there is no kernel module present.
did you try to locate the file after compiling ?

Quote:
default@debianetch:~$ uname -r
2.6.18-6-686

default@debianetch:~$ locate nvidia.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.18-6-686/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko
can't think of why it wouldn't find that module, unless the compilation failed.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 02:28 PM   #8
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2.6.29 kernel.. does the nvidia module compile against that kernel and work ?
I am not finding any references of this driver being compiled against that new of a kernel, is it completing the compile and installation successfully ?
In fact, there is no such kernel on kernel.org. I didn't catch the 29 earlier.
 
  


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