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Old 12-02-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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Problem with 2.4.20-24.8 kernel from Red Hat


I just got it using the update agent. Unfortunately, the X server won't start when I am using it. With the old kernel everything works ok. Did anybody else have this problem?

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Janis
 
Old 12-02-2003, 05:35 PM   #2
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Here is the error part for NVIDIA from the XFree86 log

((II) Setting vga for screen 0.
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.1, module version = 0.1.0
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.5
(**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
(==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xF4000000
(--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xFC000000
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Any clues? Could it be I have to recompile the NVIDIA driver?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 07:32 PM   #3
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you probably have to run nvidia's configuration again.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:10 AM   #4
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well, I solved it. logged in with the new kernel, and when it would not start X, I turned down its offers to run X configurations and instead ran

nvidia-installer -f

This downloaded the drived again. It then said that the appropriate kernel module is nowhere to be found and supposedly compiled something from the kernel source code. Now everything runs great again.

J.
 
  


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