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airflow
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:51 pm    Post subject: nVidia-probs: Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm having troubles getting my new nVidia-graphics-adapter to work. My old card (ATI Radeon 9800) bit the dust, and I decided to switch. At the moment I'm not even getting a picture (not speaking of 3D-accelleration yet).

I've installed the drivers via emerge. symlink in /usr/src/linux is set right. So there shouldn't be any kernel-version - nVidia-driver mismatch, right? I didn't notice any errors during the emerge. The driver loads just fine:

Code:
aquarius ~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nvidia               3465820  0
intel_agp              20636  1
agpgart                30288  2 nvidia,intel_agp


When I try to start X, I get
Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


I wrote a completely new, clean and simple config-file from scratch (with as few options in it as possible). Still, no go.

Wanna have a look at the files? Please do so at http://fp.ath.cx/~airflow/ (xorg.conf, Logfiles, kernel-config).

Thx for any input.
airflow
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:41 pm    Post subject: Check out these threads Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-414259-highlight-nvidia+initialize.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-394817-highlight-.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Multimedia to Duplicate Threads in favor of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-394817.html
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