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Old 10-27-09, 01:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation X-server doesn't start with the nvidia driver "Failed to initialize the NVIDIA ..."

I have a problem with my NVIDIA graphic card (Geforce 9300M GS) and When I start my PC (an AMILO notebook) there is no graphical desktop (This means the PC starts, but at one point it stops for no reason,after that I can change into text mode (with ctrl + alt +3) and then login). After a long research I figured out, what my problem is and I changed in the configuration file the driver in nv instead of nvidia. Now I have my graphical desktop but no 3D functionalities. The nvidia-bug-report is empty (with the nvidia driver enabled), although I have started the X-server with 'startx --logverbose 6'.
In my Xorg logfile are these error lines

'(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please check your system's kernel log for additional error messages and refer to chapter 8 ......'
'(EE) NVIDIA(0): Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration'

I've checked system kernel log (/var/log/messages?!) and got the message:

NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 185.18.36

These Errors appears on every system start, even if I've used the nv driver.

I've looked also in my boot log, there is just one line mentioning the NVIDIA driver:

Enabling the nvidia driver: *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0012b24a ***

No idea, what this all means, but, I suppose for this reason I'm here.

I have the problem since 3 or 4 weeks, I don't know, whether it was after an update or not, before that, the nvidia driver worked great!

And ... sry for my english I'm from Germany and my school english isn't that well.

I hope, you can help me, so don't disappoint me


I tried to solve the problem with changing the SELinux mode into permisive, it doesn't help.


The logs are attached.


I have tried both, to compile the driver by myself and to use the driver from my fedora repository ...
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File Type: gz nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (31.4 KB, 127 views)
File Type: gz xorg.boot.kernel.log.tar.gz (4.5 KB, 122 views)

Last edited by DuProfNick; 10-27-09 at 01:47 PM. Reason: PPPS
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