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Old 06-11-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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Nvidia on an amd64

Hi i am an ex debian user, i have succesfully migrated to Ubuntu by changing the sources.lst file to ubuntu repositorys, i am running now Ubuntu on an AMD64 3000+ 512Mb with asus a8v deluxe and a riva TNT2 32mb. I complied a kernel based on a 2.6.8_amd64 kernel-image, following the steps mentioned on this great post
Now i am running my custom kernel. I downloaded the NVidia driver for amd 64 and i get an error saying i should look for an x86 driver, why? Anyway ,i did. Just to give it a try. Ive downloaded the x86 generic version of the driver but i get an error telling "unable to load nvidia.ko".
ANy idea?, here is my current config file maybe the error is at kernel configuration,(i really suck at that) Thanks for the help.

Ps : Sorry for my crapy english im Sudaka
Old 06-11-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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Since the nvidia drivers normally work in this distro, I'm guessing you missed something in your custom install. nvidia.ko doesn't ring a bell, I just installed an athlon 64 system with nvidia FX5500 and it installed fine. It might be that you installed the driver as a module instead as part of the kernal, but I don't know enough about this either. Just some fodder for thought.


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