Re: Mandriva 2010 Driver 190.42 "Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device"
I am using the driver from the backport repositories. When I was having problems with the 185.18.36 driver I asked for help in chat.freenode.net:8001 #mandriva. It was suggested that I enable backports and get the latest driver from backports. That is where the driver install I am using originated. I am not going to backlevel to 185.18.36 at this point.
The problems I had were not due to the driver, but were due to a failing graphics card and probably insufficient kernel virtual address space. Both of these have been addressed.
Gene Alexander, ERA Computers & Consulting, www.eracc.com