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Old 05-11-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' in FC5!

installed kernel and source 2.6.16 - didnt mess up there i sure! wats wrong??? im a newbie, trying hard to get this working, please help....!!

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most
frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
Old 05-11-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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Did you read the sticky at the top of this forum?

In any case, install yumex (e.g.: Run yum install yumex), start it, and install the nVidia driver from the livna repository. (When you install yumex it should install the livna repository in /etc/yum.repos.d/. If it didn't, add the following file to that directory:
$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo
name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base

name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Debug

name=Livna for Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Source
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While PTrenholme's solution may have worked when he/she wrote it (5-11-2006), it does not work now (Feb 2007). The RPM-GPG-KEY-livna could not be found. After many hours of encountering different problems and following solutions found here for each one, it all ended up being a waste of time. In the end it came down to these few steps.....

#init 3

#yum install yumex

check for existing kernel(s)
#rpm -q kernel

remove/uninstall them (one at a time if more than one)
#rpm -e <exact name>

this next command is not a link to be clicked on, it should be typed in as you see it (except omit the space after http)
#rpm -ivh http ://

#init 5

Go into yumextender, install nvidia driver


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