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Re: 2.6.11 upgradde #1: nvidia drivers don't work?

Matt Price wrote:
> Ms Linuz wrote:
> > Matt Price wrote:
> >>Ms Linuz wrote:
> >>>Look at your /etc/modules and make sure there is 'nvidia' ( without
> >>>quote ) line exists.
> >>>If not, add nvidia in your /etc/modules

You should not need to have "nvidia" in /etc/modules.  If you do then
something else is broken.

> >>in any case the nv driver works fine for now...

The triumph of free software.

> >>matt
> > You said you've used the 7174 version, afaik the recent version is 7667.

Referring to the 7667 sounds like pulling bits directly from nVidia
because 7174 is still current in sid.

> > If you don't mind you could use it and see the result.
> > Make sure changing X conf file following the doc, make sure you have
> > nvidia in your /etc/modules, and have this line on
> > /etc/udev/permissions.rules
> > 
> > SUBSYSTEM=="nvidia",    GROUP="video", MODE="0666"

I have never needed that when using the packages for Debian.

> > of course uninstall the previous version first, nvidia-installer --uninstall
> hmm, I don't have nvidia-installer on my system and
> apt-cache search nvidia-installer
> gives nothing...

The "nvidia-installer" refers the to script nVidia supplies to install
their drivers.  The package manager camp says not to use it because it
splats files onto your system that the package manager does not know

> -- but I haven't really set up udev yet, that's sort of next on my list
> -- should I do some in depth udev exploration before I continueo n the
> nvidia quest?

You do not need udev to run the nvidia driver.  But it is nice for its
own reasons.  But I would root cause and solve one problem at a time.

> (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
> (EE) NVIDIA(0) *** Aborting ***

And of course it would be nice if it said why it did not load the
nvidia driver.  That is the problem to deduce right now.

What is the output of lspci?

  lspci | grep VGA

> I can loadthe nvidia module manually using modconf, and no error
> messages are reported

Try loading it with modprobe and seeing if there are any errors.

  modprobe nvidia

If not then what is the output of this:

  cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version

Do you have a really, really, *really* new graphics card that would
not be supported by 7174?


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