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Old 12-14-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
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Nvidia problem - module loads but fails to initialise the adapter

Im using Drake 9.2 and NV 4363.

The module compiles ok, but x fails to start.

Using dmesg I get: "NVRM" rm_init_adapter - failed to initialise. Or something.

I actually tried the same thing on Fedora, with the same results. Bought a new card, same results. I'm wondering what gives?
Old 12-14-2004, 06:52 AM   #2
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try using newer Nvidia drivers. the latest version is 6629. it could be that the old drivers you're trying to use are buggy/imcompatable with newer kernel versions.

Old 12-14-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Sure... Its mysterious though as I used that version successfully with redhat...
Old 12-14-2004, 02:48 PM   #4
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There might already be a competing modules in memory from the bootup...

As root

service dm stop


lsmod | more

and pay attention to any NV & AGP modules.


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