Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook & Redhat 8.0 problems
I can get X to run fine using the 'vesa' driver. But when I switch the driver to 'nvidia', I get the following error:
(EE) NVIDIA (0): Failed to initalize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA (0): ***aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration
Everything appeared OK while installing the drivers. I have tried reinstalling them but it says that they are already installed.
This is on a Dell Inspiron 8200 with a Geforce 440 go.
Does lsmod show "NVdriver" (if you're using 3123 or earlier) or "nvidia" (if you use 4191)? If so, check either dmesg or /var/log/messages to see if there are any hints from the kernel module itself on what the problem might be.
Most of the time, assuming the kernel module is loaded, the problem is that you need to either turn on "Assign IRQ to VGA", or turn off "PnP OS", or both, in your BIOS.
I fixed the problem. There were some old drivers that were not removed properly.
Ah, OK. Glad it works now!
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