[mythtv-users] SOLVED: Nvidia 9631 drivers on Fedora 7 for MythTV frontend Box

Bruce Taber brutab at verizon.net
Fri Sep 14 00:35:32 UTC 2007

Bruce Taber wrote:
> I'm having a problem after a recent upgrade of the system. More 
> specifically the problem is with the Nvidia drivers. Xorg.0.log is 
> saying that the nvidia module couldn't be opened. 
Wanted to provide the answer in case someone else runs up against this.
Using Nvidia's driver gives the following errors in Xorg.0.log when 
starting X:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)

The reason is that Nvidia's driver by default installs modules in 
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules, however, FC7 now needs Xorg related modules in 

Solution: Specify the module path during installation.

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9631-pkg1.run --x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules

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