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Old 08-08-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
chil326
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nvidia dkms service boot


hi
i installed mandriva le 2005 recently
everything is fine except that i have this message at boot time :

starting dkms:
nvidia(7174):Installing module
.....(bad exit status:5)
Installation failed!

what's the problem?
 
Old 08-09-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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I get exactley the same message, but since I have installed the latest drivers I am glad those old drivers are not used! Put you mind at rest, though by typing "lsmod" in a console (as super user) and check for the nvidia driver, if it is there, then all is ok. I would get the latest drivers from Nvidia, helped me out with a few odd graphics issues
 
Old 08-09-2005, 07:13 AM   #3
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Oh yes, here's a link to the latest drivers:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

drivers are reall nice and easy to install, but you need to make sure you have the kernel source installed on your computer or it won't work
 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:58 PM   #4
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hi
when i install the nvdia driver from the script provided by nvidia web site i get an error...he can't install the module
here's what i get as kernel rpms :
[cyril@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-2.6.11.6mdk-1-1mdk
nvidia-kernel-2.6.11-6mdk-7174-1mdk
kernel-source-2.6-2.6.11-12mdk

i suppose the nvidia-kernel is the driver for the kernel... but is it only the module or a complete kernel which includes the nvidia driver?
but is the version of kernelsource the same that the kernel installed?
isn't it the cause of the problem?
or maybe i have to remove the nvidia-kernel rpm before installing the latest driver from nvidia?
thanks for any help
 
Old 08-09-2005, 07:05 PM   #5
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No, the installer should do everything for you, 2 things I forgot to mention, 1, you must quit the Xserver before trying to install, 2, you must be logged as root. If the script cannot find a module then it should be able to create a module as you have all the sources
 
Old 08-09-2005, 07:14 PM   #6
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Originally posted by mikejac69
No, the installer should do everything for you, 2 things I forgot to mention, 1, you must quit the Xserver before trying to install, 2, you must be logged as root. If the script cannot find a module then it should be able to create a module as you have all the sources
[cyril@localhost bookmarks]$ /sbin/lsmod|grep nvidia
nvidia-agp 5852 1
nvidia 3904988 12
agpgart 28264 2 nvidia-agp,nvidia

that's my modules actually
but the installer crashes
it seems there is a problem with gcc and kernel source versionning
here's some part of the nvidia installer log :

nvidia: version magic '2.6.11-12mdk 686 gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.11-6mdk 686
gcc-3.4'
nvidia: version magic '2.6.11-12mdk 686 gcc-3.4' should be '2.6.11-6mdk 686
gcc-3.4'
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file
'/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions
on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

bonne nuit en tout cas

Last edited by chil326; 08-09-2005 at 07:15 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 10:26 AM   #7
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salut!

which kernel are you using at the moment? You seem to have the wrong source code somehow! Try as root "urpmi kernel" and see if you can get the source installed again also, have you updated using thacs repositorys? gets a nice up to date system and I have had no problems since. It seems strange you are having this problem as I have the same graphics card and the same distro as yourself yet have never had this problem (well, except with mandrake 10.0 but that was because my Xorg was out of date)

courage!
 
  


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