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vcrispo 07-28-02 07:25 PM

rh7.3 and nvidia
I have an Asus motherboard A7N277 with the onboard nvidia graphics, audio, and NiC. I have been trying to get RH 7.3 loaded for about three weeks now with no success.

With all the different tries I performed. I add the necessary lines and changed "nv" to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4,
ran /sbin/insmod (no errors)
ran /sbin/modprobe (no errors)
I also have commented out and uncomment the GLCore and dri settings.

I also performed a clean install before each different setup I have listed..

I'm also running the latest XFree86 file.

From what I can tell there were no errors received on any of the installs except for when I started "startx".

1. I ran NVchooser.sh under kernel 2.4.28-3 and it told me to run NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.i386.rpm and NVIDIA_kernel-1.0.2960rh73up.athlon.rpm. I followed the instructions From the NVidia Linux website. Received no errors during the installs.

When I ran startx I got the error
(II) Load Module : nvidia
"(WW) Couldn't open module NVidia".
(II) Unload Module Nvidia
(EE) Failed to load module NVidia, ( module doesn't exits)

2. Under 2.4.18-3 I have also used NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.tar.gz and NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.tar.gz. I followed the instructions given in the NVIDIA website for Linux. Again I got the errors listed ubove.

Under 2.4.28-3 I also ran the 2880 series kernel from NVidia.

3. I also updated to kernel 2.4.28-5 making sure the source code was there. I performed the three steps listed above and still received the same error.

Does anyone recognize this error and what may be causing it. None of the posting I have read have dealt with this error. Further the NVidia FAQ doesn't address this problem either.

I emailed NVidia but they haven't responded to my email.

I have tried a few (not all) installs testing a few of the generic drivers without succes. Does anyone know a generic driver that might work.

I didn't have any of these problems before I upgraded to the new motherboard and video etc...


Bern 07-28-02 07:38 PM

The driver your trying to install is for a nvidia graphics card, for a nforce intergrated mobo you need to install these drivers,
Get the tarball version.

tandlj 07-28-02 11:55 PM

looking for 'NVchooser.sh'
Two posts (vcrispo in 'rh7.3 and nvidia' and Error404 in 'nVidia drivers + Red Hat Linux 7.3') mentioned a script called "NVchooser.sh".

Could someone please post it or tell me where to find it?

(I am suffering from RH7.3's lack of support for nForce as well...)

Thanks, Joseph


Bern 07-29-02 12:06 AM


Thunderbird 07-29-02 03:07 AM

That special nforce driver package only contains a sound and network driver. For video you need the normal nvidia drivers.

You get the following error:
(II) Load Module : nvidia
"(WW) Couldn't open module NVidia".
(II) Unload Module Nvidia
(EE) Failed to load module NVidia, ( module doesn't exits)

I think the nvidia GLX drivers aren't installed. It tries to load nvidia_drv.o (needs to be in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers), but it can't find it.

vcrispo 07-29-02 07:43 PM

Thunderbird, Thanks for the reply. But I have already made that check and "nvidia_drv.o" is in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers. I have deleted it and readded it manually from the tarball "just in case".

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.


easypzy 07-30-02 03:08 AM

Error SIGSEGV caught!
I have the same problem and cannot get the drivers to load properly. When I run xf86cfg I get error messages when it tries to load the nvidia module.

It looks like this:

Loading /usr/...../drivers/nvidia_drv.o
Module nvidia..... compiled for 4.0.2, module version 1.0....
Nvidia XFree86 Driver 1.0-2960 ...
Error SIGSEGV caught!

All the other drivers are compiled for 4.2.0 and loads nicely.

What could be wrong?

Thunderbird 07-30-02 03:37 AM

easypzy if what you say is really true the drivers segfault for you. If really true that would be a serious driver bug.

easypzy 07-30-02 07:11 AM

SIGSEGV error caught
Well that is what the output says. Anyone else with the same error?

easypzy 07-31-02 08:35 AM

Solved the problem
I uninstalled the upgrade of the kernel 2.4.18-5 and now everything works fine. The Nvidia drivers installs perfectly.

I am now using kernel 2.4.18-3.

easypzy 07-31-02 08:36 AM

Forgot to say that I am using RH 7.3.

vcrispo 07-31-02 08:57 PM

easypzy - Glad to hear you got it working. I think I'm going to try an older video card. I don't know what else to try.


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