Re: nvidia legacy driver//kernel 2.6.32 issues
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On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Francesco Pietra <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Following "apt-get dist-upgrade" with debian squeeze i386, upgrading
> from kernel 2.6.30 to 2.6.32, the xserver was broken at "startx"
> because kernel compiled with gcc 4.3 while now gcc 4.4. I could only
> boot from previous 2.6.30 to have the xserver at startx.
> export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.3
> I reinstalled the nvidia driver "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.16-pk1.run"
> for my "GeForce2 MX200 (rev b2)", the driver installed correctly and
> was reconfigured correctly according to the nvidia installer messages,
> though, again, it works for 2.6.30, not for 2.6.32. Please see below
> the relevant portion of /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
> II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
> (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
> compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
> Module class: X.Org Video Driver
> (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 96.43.16 Thu Jan 28 16:02:25 PST 2010
> (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
> (II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
> (II) Loading sub module "fb"
> (II) LoadModule: "fb"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
> (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> compiled for 1.7.6, module version = 1.0.0
> ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
> (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
> (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
> (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
> (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
> (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
> (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling RENDER acceleration
> (II) NVIDIA(0): Support for GLX with the Damage and Composite X extensions is
> (II) NVIDIA(0): enabled.
> (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module!
> (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
> (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
> (II) UnloadModule: "fb"
> (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
> With previous 2.6.30 I used successfully either the debian way or the
> nvidia installer (actually, I remained at the nvidia installer
> installation of the driver). Now I am using the 2.6.30 kernel with the
> installation for 2.6.32, which is too bad.
> francesco pietra