I don't seem to be able to insert the nvidia module into the kernel. If I try to boot using the nvidia driver, it freezes on "Starting atd", which is precisely the last step before X is started.
I am using 64 bit Fedora 13 with kernel 220.127.116.11-124, GPU is a GeForce 9400 GT. I installed the driver with the -k $(uname -r) option, which seemed to be necessary.
modprobe nvidia produces the following output:
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/18.104.22.168-124.fc13.x86_64/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko): No such device
The output of dmesg is the following:
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as nouveau, rivafb,
NVRM: nvidiafb, or rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of
NVRM: the NVIDIA device(s).
NVRM: Try unloading the conflicting kernel module (and/or
NVRM: reconfigure your kernel without the conflicting
NVRM: driver(s)), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module
NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
The first two lines are interesting, though I can't really make sense of that.
I tried doing what the rest of it said, blacklisted nouveau, even uninstalled it, but all I got is a severely screwed up system. Booted into runlevel 3 and attempted to manually insert nvidia module, but modprobe gave me the same line.
Any ideas on how to fix this?