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Old 11-20-06, 04:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: system crashes when upgrading from 6600GT to 7600GT

becoming desperate..

found an old kororaa livecd which worked fine on my old gfx board. It's using driver version 8178. No idea if that version is just too old for the 7600GT, but this time it failed even before starting the X server.

although /dev/nvidia0 exists and the nvidia module is loaded, dmesg says:

NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x40:0x0:1369)

xorg concludes:
NVIDIA:could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error).

do you have any clue what might be wrong with my system? I'd prefer a honest "sorry, no idea, you're screwed" to the silence.
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