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Old 04-12-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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FATAL: Module nvidia not found Mandrake 10.1 Official


Greetings to all.

I'm experiencing some problems regarding installing drivers for a GeForce4 MX 440 on a machine running 10.1 Official. After much pain and suffering, I got the driver to complete its installation, however when I then try to run KDE I get a '(EE) FATAL: Module nvidia not found error'. I'm not sure what to do at this point, but it seems to me that it can't find the module, and this results in a 'Failed to load nvidia kernel module' error and a 'no screens found' error.

If anyone could help me out with this I'd really appreciate it. I'd post an attachment of my XF86 config or Xorg.0.log if I could, but I'm not allowed to post attachments for some reason.

Many thanks,

- Perps.

Edit: This is a link to a thread I started over at Nvidia forums detailing the same issue. XF86 config and Xorg.0.log are attached.

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68262

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Old 04-12-2006, 03:41 AM   #2
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Ok: Does the open-source "nv" driver work?

If it does, you might find that the Nvidia module is getting put in the wrong place - I had this issue recently. If nv works and nvidia doesn't, try creating a link in the directory where nv is stored to the nvidia driver & see if it helps.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 03:52 AM   #3
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Did you
Code:
# modprobe nvidia
before starting X with the supposedly new nvidida driver?
 
Old 04-12-2006, 06:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Razze.

I've tried modprobe nvidia previously to determine if the driver is there, and it returns:

FATAL: Module nvidia not found

just as it does when I try to launch X.

It's very strange, because the nvidia driver seemed to install correctly...

Edit: Sorry oneandoneis2, only just saw your post.

Thankyou too for your reply. The open-source "nv" driver is the one that comes with 10.1 Official yes? If that is the case, yes the "nv" driver worked fine, although I couldn't change my resolution past 800x600 and have the display look right when Mandrake tested the setting (it looked like vertical rainbow stripes). I wanted the nvidia driver so I could up my resolution, 800 x 600 is arcane at best.

With regards to your post, how precisely do I locate each of these drivers and link them? I've only been using a linux based system since last Thursday.

Many thanks,

- Perps.

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Old 04-12-2006, 06:25 AM   #5
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Are you using new Nvidia driver? There are some bugs with it. Try to reinstall or use an older version.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 06:49 AM   #6
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Thanks for the reply Alien Hominid,

I'm using the new Nvidia Linux IA32 ver 1.0-8756 driver. I could try an older driver, but I'm not sure how to download it without having X booted.

Thanks,

- Perps.
 
Old 04-12-2006, 06:50 AM   #7
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Well, on my system, it's /usr/lib/modules/drivers/nv_drv.o and /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o

If your system is the same, the command (as root)

ln -sf /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o /usr/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o

should work
 
Old 04-12-2006, 07:23 AM   #8
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Thanks again for your replay oneandoneis2.

I attempted to locate both files you specified to attempt what you suggested, however I could only find nv_drv.o. I used the located command and could find no reference to nvidia_drv.o

It is almost as if the driver didn't install, I might attempt it again and see what happens.

- Perps.

Edit: Just attempted another install resulting in the same problem. I ran the nvidia-bug-report script, the first few lines of which stated:

/proc/driver/nvidia/version does not exist

____________________________________________

/proc/driver/nvidia/registry does not exist

How could they not exist if the driver installed correctly?

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