[mythtv-users] nvidia module won't load
Rich.West at wesmo.com
Mon Nov 26 18:15:19 UTC 2007
Nick F wrote:
> On 11/26/07, *nowhere at cox.net <mailto:nowhere at cox.net>*
> <nowhere at cox.net <mailto:nowhere at cox.net>> wrote:
> ---- Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com
> <mailto:hobbes1069 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > nowhere at cox.net <mailto:nowhere at cox.net> wrote:
> > > Stupid me. Made the mistake of yum update again. Never works
> without breaking. Anyway, same ole problem. nvidia module won't
> load. I did the usual below and then I tried to yum remove and yum
> install the nvidia drivers but they don't exist. I think I still
> need the 9631 drivers since my card is integrated on the mobo.
> Here is a ton of info. Last time I fixed this by creating a
> symlink to the driver using a different extension but that didn't
> work this time...
> > I'm assuming the "yum update" installed a new kernel? I use the
> > drivers from freshrpms which includes dkms so every time the
> kernel gets
> > updated it rebuilds the module automatically during boot-up. I
> > livna also has a similar package available. If you need older
> > freshrpms also has a 96xx and 97xx packages as well.
> eah but I backed off to 4-65 again and all the old drivers
> wouldn't work anymore. Tried looking how everything was name and
> it was as it is listed above. So I guess the question is which
> graphics drivers do I need. I'm pretty sure nothing above 9631
> works on my card so which one?
> I had a similar problem, with similar error messages, when using the
> atrpms drivers on a legacy NVIDIA (integrated card). I never did
> solve the problem, and since it was happening around the time ATRPMS
> was offline, I found the LIVNA driver didn't exhibit the same
> behaviour. I only use LIVNA for my NVIDIA drivers, and ATRPMS for the
> rest. So - if all else fails - try LIVNA.
I believe the 96xx and 97xx (last one being 9755) were replaced with the
100.14.xx on atrpms.net. You'd have to do a "yum install
nvidia-graphics100.14.19-kmdl-188.8.131.52-21.fc7" (assuming you are running
Fedora) or "yum install nvidia-graphics100.14.19-kmdl-$KVER" (where
$KVER is your kernel version).
IF you manage to get the kernel installed and the associated
nvidia-graphics<ver>-kmdl installed and things aren't working right,
give "nvidia-graphics-switch" a try..
For what it is worth, I recently upgraded my frontends, jumped through
the nvidia/kernel/atrpms hoops to get the kernel updated, and found that
there is a "pink screen" problem (I run Fedora, but it's a driver issue,
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=572057) with the latest
driver. Hence, I wanted to back down to my already installed 9755
driver and the previous kernel. I ran nvidia-graphics-switch with the
right options, updated grub.conf to boot the previous kernel, and I was
back up and running in no time.
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