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Re: More nvidia questions

On Jo, 27 oct 11, 18:03:56, Brad Alexander wrote:
> Okay, I know it is bad form to respond to one's own posts, however, I came
> across some new information. I rolled back to 280.13.really.275.28-1, and
> although the performance is back to being substandard, I have my X back.
> I started thinking about this, and want to pose a question. This machine was
> last rebuilt in 2006 or 2007, and back then, amd64 wasn't "there" yet. So I
> built it i386 (its a c2d machine, so either would work). Sometime about 2
> years ago, the system clock started running *really* fast (2-3 hours gained
> per day), even with ntp running. I posted to the list and someone suggested
> running an amd64 kernel. So I have this frankenbox that is on my todo list
> to rebuild with amd64 userspace as well as the kernel.
> This is the only thing I can figure that might be causing my problems on the
> workstation. I have never had problems with the nvidia configuration in
> previous versions and kernels, but is there something unique or new to
> 290.03 that might be causing the problem?

$ uname -a
Linux think 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sat Nov 5 13:56:27 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ dpkg --print-architecture
$ dpkg -l nvidia-glx | grep ^ii
ii  nvidia-glx                           290.06-1                          NVIDIA metapackage

However, I did get your error because I forgot to unload the old nvidia 
module. You can diagnose this if you look in /var/log/syslog, I got:

Nov  8 23:56:20 think kernel: [  837.995242] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 290.06, but
Nov  8 23:56:20 think kernel: [  837.995244] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 275.36.  Please
Nov  8 23:56:20 think kernel: [  837.995245] NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
Nov  8 23:56:20 think kernel: [  837.995247] NVRM: components have the same version.

but X started without any issues after I ran 'modprobe -r nvidia'.

Hope this helps,
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