[mythtv-users] X Not Starting - NVIDIA 260.19.12 driver upgrade

tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Tue Nov 9 09:29:25 UTC 2010

On 9/11/2010 3:37 a.m., Richard Shaw wrote:

>> Sorry, I had intended to paste this in too:
>> /var/log/gdm/:0.log
>> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so
>> (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
>>         compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
>> FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
>> (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
>> (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages.
>> (II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so
>> (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
>> (EE) No drivers available.
> This may be a known problem on Fedora that is now hitting Ubuntu:
> The nouveau driver loads in the initial ram disk which prevents the
> nvidia module from loading. If that is indeed the case then you need
> to blacklist it in your /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modprobe.d/
> whichever applies. However that will not remove it from your initrd.
> You can either rebuild it (the rebuild process should honor any
> blacklisted modules) or add "rdblacklist=nouveau" to your kernel
> parameters in grub.
> HTH,
> Richard
ok, thanks.

etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf already contains:

blacklist nouveau
blacklist lbm-nouveau
blacklist nvidia-173
blacklist nvidia-96

I also note /boot/grub/grub.cfg starts:

# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub

playing with initrd is new to me, any more pointers how to do this (and 
is it still applicable?)?

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