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Old 11-30-2004, 06:25 AM   #1
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nvidia problem


After I changed to kernel 2.6.7, I have to re-install the nvidia driver every time I re-boot or I get this:
Code:
The kernel loads just fine but I can't load the NVIDA driver. After I type "startx", I get this....

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

Fatal server error:
No screens found
/var/log/xorg.0.log
After I re-install all work fine, until next time I re-boot.
Does 2.6.7 have the same problems with nvidia as 2.6.9?
Any suggestions?
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Old 11-30-2004, 07:35 AM   #2
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2.6.7 works fine, but there should be some more messages visible above those ones. also as this is a kernel module, also see what dmesg says, may well have a visible error there.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:36 AM   #3
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What happens if you
Code:
modprobe nvidia
after rebooting? Do you get any errors or the module loads fine?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:46 PM   #4
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I check dmesg, and I found this:
Code:
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
mtrr: 0xe0000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xe0000000,0x400000
mtrr: 0xe0000000,0x4000000 overlaps existing 0xe0000000,0x400000
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.
UDP: bad checksum. From 217.159.161.202:4672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 81
UDP: bad checksum. From 213.157.5.226:5672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 41
UDP: bad checksum. From 82.82.223.26:4672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 41
UDP: bad checksum. From 213.157.5.226:5672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 41
UDP: bad checksum. From 82.82.223.26:4672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 41
UDP: bad checksum. From 82.82.223.26:4672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 41
UDP: bad checksum. From 82.82.223.26:4672 to 192.168.1.4:4672 ulen 41
and this:
Code:
root@linux:/home/dave# modprobe nvidia
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.

Have I missed something in the kernel?

cheers
 
Old 11-30-2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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Witch version of nvidia are you trying to install ?
You nead a diff or the latest drivers to install nvidia on the latest kernel.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 09:58 PM   #6
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Its the latest one from nvidia.this one
Linux IA32
Latest Version: 1.0-6629
Archive

or should I be using the IA64? I have a P4 machine.

Last edited by mm3000; 11-30-2004 at 10:13 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 10:51 PM   #7
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Did you installed the drivers again when you installed 2.6.7? They use different modules directories, so you have to install them again (there's a way to share the modules but it's easier this way )
 
Old 11-30-2004, 11:21 PM   #8
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At the moment I have to install them every time I reboot/restart the computer.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:04 AM   #9
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Do you have the line:
Code:
alias char-major-195* nvidia
in your /etc/modprobe.conf?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 02:23 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by bathory
Do you have the line:
Code:
alias char-major-195* nvidia
in your /etc/modprobe.conf?
Ya,bathory, I do have that. Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 07:34 AM   #11
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Also, I think when nvidia-installer installs and compiles nvidia driver, it refers to the /usr/src/linux
directory to get kernel headers.

Make sure the link /usr/src/linux points to your kernel source directory (linux-2.6.7, linux-2.6.9...)
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:24 AM   #12
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Cheers Cedrik, I check that and linux does point to 2.6.7. here are some errors from /var/log/Xorg.0.log
do not if they will help.

Code:
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" does not exist.
        Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" does not exist.
        Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
(II) LoadModule: "speedo"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module speedo
(II) UnloadModule: "speedo"
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Originally posted by Cedrik
Also, I think when nvidia-installer installs and compiles nvidia driver, it refers to the /usr/src/linux
directory to get kernel headers.

Make sure the link /usr/src/linux points to your kernel source directory (linux-2.6.7, linux-2.6.9...)
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:40 AM   #13
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Try to use nvidia driver version 6111, since the newer 6629 does not work well with the 2.6.7 kernel. I had similar problems trying to upgrade from 6111 to 6629 with the 2.6.7 kernel. I changed kernel to 2.6.9 and now with the new driver all I have is a BSOD (black screen of death, which is a known bug of this driver and some cards). Also note that 6111 does not work at all with 2.6.9 kernel, so I use a patched version of 6111.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:14 AM   #14
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Ok downloading verson 6111 now, will give that a go.
cheers
 
Old 12-02-2004, 04:53 PM   #15
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well nvidia version 6111 works like a champ, fixed all my problems. It seems that 6629 is not that great for kernels above 2.4.
cheers everybody for you help and suggestions
 
  


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