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Old 07-29-02, 02:39 AM   #1
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Question Can't get X up under RH7.3

I purchased an ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard with a 1.2 GHz AMD Athlon processor. This motherboard has an nVidia 220D GeForce MX integrated GPU.

startx gives the dreaded message:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!

I upgraded my RedHat 7.3 kernel from 2.4.18-3 to 2.4.18-5 successfully.

I installed the rpms NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-2960.rh73up.athlon.rpm and
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-2960.i386.rpm as recommended by
Both compiled and installed without error. runs successfully.

/var/log/messages has the following lines after running startx:

Jul 29 08:25:47 laing2 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-10-134
Jul 29 08:25:47 laing2 kernel: nvidia: loading NVIDIA NVdriver Kernel Module 1.0-2960 Tue May 14 07:41:42 PDT 2002
Jul 29 08:25:47 laing2 kernel: NV0: RmInitAdapter failed

RmInitAdapter comes as part of the object file Module-nvkernel, i.e no source to look at.

Where do I go for more information?
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Douglas Laing
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