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Old 10-05-2005, 03:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy I updated X.org, NVIDIA drivers disappeared


Hi!

Yesterday I updated xorg by using emerge. Today the NVIDIA drivers disappeared and I can only use X with the standard nv driver. When I try to reinstall the drivers with the package, I get lot's of errors like it couldn't find nvidia.ko or lot's of IO errors. I really need help! Ideas anybody???

HELP!!!
 
Old 10-05-2005, 04:07 AM   #2
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You couldn't update nvidia (assuming you were trying to install the latest nvidia drivers) because your old nvidia-kernel drivers are locked up with the kernel. You need the same version nvidia-glx as nvidia-kernel, so if you were only reinstalling, you'd need the same version nvidia-glx to reinstall.

Anyway, I think things will work for you if you emerge a new kernel, compile that kernel, and then use that kernel image when you reboot your computer. After that, "emerge nvidia-glx" and then use "nvidia" driver with xorg
 
Old 10-05-2005, 05:09 AM   #3
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I tried that, but with little luck. I managed to install nvidia-glx, but the installer
just said that it couldn't find the nvidia.ko file. After some investigation, I found out
that it had moved to a lover level directory. Then I tried to change the option in the installation
to search for nvidia.ko in that directory. But the installed just failed again.
It seems like it's refusing to look in a non-standard prefix. Copiyng the file to the
directory where the installer was looking, didn't help much either. What now???

HELP!

(If this reply looks terrible, it's because I wrote it in lynx)
 
Old 10-05-2005, 05:23 AM   #4
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Get the latest nvidia drivers from here
and then run the installer:
Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run
to create the new kernel module nvidia.ko for your new xorg.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 05:55 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by bathory
Get the latest nvidia drivers from here
and then run the installer:
Code:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run
to create the new kernel module nvidia.ko for your new xorg.
It's not that simple . The errors I get comes from when I'm installing that package. Nice suggestion though.
 
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