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Old 07-07-2003, 03:37 PM   #1
MadCactus
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kernel compile - nvidia won't work. Help?


Hi

Distro = RH 8.0

I've had some probs with my sound chip (SiS 7012) - often a game or prog that uses sound won't start and gives a "/dev/dsp: Device busy" type error. I've checked the permissions and all that (strangely the owner seems to keep getting set back to "Andy" which is who I run games etc as). But changing it back to root doesn't help.

Searching the various sites it looks like because SiS haven't made this driver, the intel i810 driver is used for compatibility.

I read someone said you can compile the 2.4.18 kernel with the appropriate MDK sound sources and it will work.

I did this however and everything seems fine except X won't start because the nVidia module won't initialize. I am using a generic Geforce2 MX 400, no probs with current setup. Is there something I missed out from the xconfig file, the one used to build the kernel?

I can use the new kernel to boot into X using the older "nv" module, but that sucks.

Heres the XF86log that I get when booting:

II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.4349
Module class: XFree86 Video Driver
(II) LoadModule: "mouse"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/mouse_drv.o
(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.3
(II) NVIDIA XFree86 Driver 1.0-4349 Thu Mar 27 19:02:58 PST 2003
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all NVIDIA GPUs
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 00:09:0
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset NVIDIA GPU found
(II) resource ranges after xf86ClaimFixedResources() call:
[0] -1 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0xcefef000 - 0xcefeffff (0x1000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0xcefee000 - 0xcefeefff (0x1000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0xd0000000 - 0xd3ffffff (0x4000000) MX[B]
[8] -1 0xceff0000 - 0xceffffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
[9] -1 0xc0000000 - 0xc7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[10] -1 0xcf000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[11] -1 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[12] -1 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[13] -1 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d83f (0x40) IX[B]
[14] -1 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[15] -1 0x0000ff00 - 0x0000ff0f (0x10) IX[B]
(II) resource ranges after probing:
[0] -1 0xffe00000 - 0xffffffff (0x200000) MX[B](B)
[1] -1 0x00100000 - 0x3fffffff (0x3ff00000) MX[B]E(B)
[2] -1 0x000f0000 - 0x000fffff (0x10000) MX[B]
[3] -1 0x000c0000 - 0x000effff (0x30000) MX[B]
[4] -1 0x00000000 - 0x0009ffff (0xa0000) MX[B]
[5] -1 0xcefef000 - 0xcefeffff (0x1000) MX[B]
[6] -1 0xcefee000 - 0xcefeefff (0x1000) MX[B]
[7] -1 0xd0000000 - 0xd3ffffff (0x4000000) MX[B]
[8] -1 0xceff0000 - 0xceffffff (0x10000) MX[B](B)
[9] -1 0xc0000000 - 0xc7ffffff (0x8000000) MX[B](B)
[10] -1 0xcf000000 - 0xcfffffff (0x1000000) MX[B](B)
[11] 0 0x000a0000 - 0x000affff (0x10000) MS[B]
[12] 0 0x000b0000 - 0x000b7fff (0x8000) MS[B]
[13] 0 0x000b8000 - 0x000bffff (0x8000) MS[B]
[14] -1 0x0000ffff - 0x0000ffff (0x1) IX[B]
[15] -1 0x00000000 - 0x000000ff (0x100) IX[B]
[16] -1 0x0000d800 - 0x0000d83f (0x40) IX[B]
[17] -1 0x0000dc00 - 0x0000dcff (0x100) IX[B]
[18] -1 0x0000ff00 - 0x0000ff0f (0x10) IX[B]
[19] 0 0x000003b0 - 0x000003bb (0xc) IS[B]
[20] 0 0x000003c0 - 0x000003df (0x20) IS[B]
(II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 565
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoLogo" "yes"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NvAGP" "0"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "ConnectedMonitor" "CRT"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "NoBandWidthTest" "yes"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV"
(**) NVIDIA(0): Use of AGP disabled per request
(**) NVIDIA(0): ConnectedMonitor string: "CRT"
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xC0000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xCF000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


Any help appreciated - even if you could just point me to a good website!
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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before i get the nvidia driver, are you saying you re-compiled your kernel? if so make sure your kernel source is there, and if it is then uninstall the nvidia drivers and re-install specifying the kernel in the install, and if it isn't there, go get the kernel source, and then uninstall drivers, and re-install specifying the kernel.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 03:44 PM   #3
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I think you're problem is that you need to reinstall the NVidia module, because it gets overwritten every time you compile a new kernel/modules.

Reinstall and you should be fine.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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well the nvidia modules get install for the kernel being used, so when you update/recompile your kernel its just not going to work...your going to have to re-install, the reason why i said specify the kernel in the installation is just to be sure because i dont' know if you have 2 kernels on your machine, for instance if you used up2date you will have a 2.4.18 and a 2.4.20 folder, which screws up the nvidia drivers when they are getting installed....so if you don't have the two folders and didn't use up2date and all it was was a simple kernel recompile, then that stands true, uninstall/re-install....i was just covering the whole turf..
 
Old 07-07-2003, 05:40 PM   #5
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Actually the nvidia module is alive and well, i'm using it at the moment. The kernel versions are also identical... Only the sound source files are different.

Isn't there an option about tainted kernel modules (non OS), you can accept them or not? Could it be I have to set this?
 
  


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