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Old 10-26-2003, 02:40 PM   #1
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upgrading NVIDIA driver...troubles!


Ok I upgraded to the new NVIDIA driver. I then booted into init 3 and changed my XF86Config-4 accordingly. The problem is when I change the driver to nvidia and then type startx I get this error:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initiate the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): ***Aborting***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

The crazy thing is that I upgraded to this driver just fine in Redhat9 on the same computer. If, while root, I type init 5, it loads a screen full of misc. symbols and freezes and I have to do a dirty reboot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last edited by lord_clarence; 10-26-2003 at 03:30 PM.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:53 AM   #2
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i presume you installed the "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496.pkg2.run" file ?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:55 AM   #3
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You need the kernel source package first.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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Yes, I did install the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496.pkg2.run package. I also downloaded and istalled the kernel source package from here:

ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/pub/os/Linux/di...andrake/RPMS/.

Of course now that I look i see that is for the 2.4.22-1mdk kernel. I have the 2.4.22-10mdk kernel. I guess I'll just try and get the kernel source off the CD, through the Software Managment and see if that works.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:04 AM   #5
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ftp://mdk.linux.org.tw/pub/mandrake/...Mandrake/RPMS/

kernel source is here
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:14 PM   #6
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well, I installed the 2.4.22-10mdk kernel source, but I still get the same error.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 12:56 AM   #7
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strange
on my sys'
the nvidia driver pkg reports the same error as when there
was no kernel source present
and then install itself
i just say "no, don't try and download a freshly compiled blah blah"
and then it kicks in

i have no idea why this is so

humble apologies
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:27 AM   #8
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I have had the same problem a week ago...
The thing was that nvidia module installed correctly but it didn't load at boot.
Check if nvidia module is loaded, by typing "lsmod".
Mine problem was that so after executing "insmod nvidia", x has no problem to start, showing nvidia driver...
After rebooting, i got the same problem, nvidia module wasn`t loaded.
I resolved it puting in /etc/modules file to load nvidia module at boot (don't know sure if that was the file i changed, but i think it was...anyway, the task was to load it at boot....).

Hope it would help you...
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:14 PM   #9
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well, I still haven't found a soltuion to this problem. I've just been using the nv driver for now, but I'd really like to upgrade. If anyone else has any ideas please let me know. thanks.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 07:40 PM   #10
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waaaaaqa what is the name of the file name , i open the ftp to look for that kernel i also have that problem, i reinstall my mdk, i am now afraid to reconfigure the files, i might not able to open start x
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:45 AM   #11
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well guys, here's my XFree86.0.log with the nvidia driver:

nvidia driver enbaled

Of course that what My log looks like if I install the nvidia driver then restart and boot into init 3. If I boot into init 5 I get the screen with jumbled junk on the bottom.

And here's my XFree86.0.log with nv enabled I am able to boot in init 5 with no problems:

nv enabled


I really hope someone can help me, as I'd love to play some games.

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