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Old 04-09-2006, 06:13 AM   #1
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Nvidia driver problem - Incorrect version matchings

I have a problem with nvidia drivers. I have got Battlefield Vietnam installed on Fedora Core 5. Geforce 6800gt.
I messed up the nvidia driver installation, and did it two ways by accident.
Any idea how i could resolve this?:
Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has the version 1.0-8178, but
this client has the version 1.0-8756. Please make sure that the kernel
module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.
I read about a "module-assistant" package for debian, but i don't think it exists for fedora.

Is there anyway to fix this annoying problem?
So close to launching BFV, the videos come up, and bam... No 3d...

Old 04-09-2006, 06:16 AM   #2
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Hm..I don't have nvidia card anymore, but when I did, I always installed the driver from the nvidia web site, not any prepackaged .deb or any other such "binary"thing.

Try removing all the nvidia drivers, perhaps even booting after it, and then reinstalling the driver downloaded from the nvidia website; it might ask you (it always asked me) if you want to compile the driver if it can't find a suitable package for your kernel, which should compile the kernel module and client to the same version.
Old 04-09-2006, 06:47 AM   #3
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Thanks mate, but I just managed right then to fix the problem myself
I did a yum remove kmod-nvidia, and then installed the driver from the nvidia site again.

(i didn't use an .deb stuff, but there was a debian package supposed to fix that conflict)


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