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Old 02-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #1
enekt
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nvidia driver - API MISMATCH (!)


Hello.

I'm a user of Kubuntu linux, and I have an nvidia 7900GT graphics card.
When trying to install the driver from www dot nvidia dot com, at first it said something about not being able to find X/QT files / directories and gave me a warning. I started it using startx and it worked. when i rebooted my pc i saw X was giving an error about API mismatch between the nvidia module and the X module (one is newer than the other). after installing some dev packages the first warning was gone, but the problem still occurs, so i need to reinstall the driver on every boot!

i already tried installing the driver from apt-get, but it didnt work.

what can i do?
 
Old 02-15-2007, 10:52 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by enekt
Hello.

I'm a user of Kubuntu linux, and I have an nvidia 7900GT graphics card.
When trying to install the driver from www dot nvidia dot com, at first it said something about not being able to find X/QT files / directories and gave me a warning. I started it using startx and it worked. when i rebooted my pc i saw X was giving an error about API mismatch between the nvidia module and the X module (one is newer than the other). after installing some dev packages the first warning was gone, but the problem still occurs, so i need to reinstall the driver on every boot!

i already tried installing the driver from apt-get, but it didnt work.

what can i do?
This sounds to be very similar if not the same problem I am currently having on my home computer.

Running Debian Etch, everything was sweet. But I wanted to try out some KVM goodness. so a dist-upgrade from testing to unstable was done. - that was easy, re-installed new nvidia drivers and all was great.

next day turned my PC on again and I got X errors saying that different versions were found between the X and the module.

I have tried re-installing the drivers since then again but alas no luck.

going to have a nother crack at it tonight. Not entirely sure what i'm going to do different at this stage though.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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Not sure if your still looking, but if for nothing else then future searches....

I was having the same issues with a nvidia GeForce 6200 card. I downloaded and ran the latest driver. Then I rebooted to a API:Mismatch error. I ended up having to uninstall the default nvidia package.

apt-get remove nvidia-kernel-common

rebooted and was good to go using the new driver

If it's working but in need of tweaking then there is always: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Happy trails...

Merize
 
Old 03-16-2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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Oh yes forgot to post back with my fix.
Yeah I did the same, used dpkg to uninstall the debian nvidia-glx package, after a reboot the problem was fixed.
 
  


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