[mythtv-users] Nvidia 9631 from ATRPMS not working

vamythguy vamythguy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 19:42:43 UTC 2006

On 12/19/06, Curtis Porter <cdp at curtisporter.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-12-18 at 16:40 -0500, vamythguy wrote:
> > I had 9629 working.  Ran:
> >
> > smart install nvidia-graphics9631-kmdl-$KVER
> > smart install nvidia-graphics9631-libs nvidia-graphics9631
> >
> > to get the latest packages from ATRPMS.
> >
> > However, trying to start X gives me:
> <snip>
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the GLX module; please check in
> > your X
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0):     log file that the GLX module has been loaded in
> > your X
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0):     server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX
> > module.  If
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0):     you continue to encounter problems, Please try
> > (EE) NVIDIA(0):     reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.
> > Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has the version
> > 1.0-9629, but
> > this X module has the version 1.0-9631.  Please make sure that the
> > kernel
> > module and all NVIDIA driver components have the same version.
> I had this problem last night.  I first removed all traces of the 9629
> driver via rpm -e nvidia-graphics9629-kmdl-$KVER
> nvidia-graphics9629-libs, etc.  At that point I got this same error
> message again, only it reported an API mismatch between kernel module
> version 1.0-8776 and X module 1.0-9631.  So I removed 8776 in the same
> fashion.  Unsurprisingly, it then reported to me that I had no NVIDIA
> kernel module at all.  So I removed the rest of my nvidia-graphics
> packages and did a "smart install nvidia-graphics9631", which fixed the
> problem (after a reboot, which might not have been necessary).
> My first thought was that when I last ran "smart upgrade" I received a
> new kernel, and the 9631 nvidia driver was installed for the kernel I
> was running at the time but not for my new kernel.  Checking rpm -qi on
> the currently running kernel shows that it was installed on November 15,
> so that isn't it.  Hopefully this gives some additional information for
> someone who knows more about what's going on than I do...
> Curtis
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Ok, I'm not sure what did it, but I removed all the nvidia packages I could
find using rpm -e.  Then I did a smart update, and a smart upgrade and got a
new kernel.  Then I used the commands from Jarod's guide to get the the
nvidia drivers, rebooted, and *boom* - it's working.
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