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Old 07-29-10, 06:41 AM   #9
cmessina
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Default Re: GT220 256.35 Kernel 2.6.34 rminitadapter failed

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Originally Posted by Ulukai View Post
Sorry to hear it still didn't work out... But we're not giving up yet, are we? My guess is that the device name nvidia0 is incorrect or not into place, or that the PCI location is not right.

I dug this one up for you: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...module-293198/

A couple of suggestions:
- List available deviced with "ls -hal /dev/nvidia*" and "ls -hal /dev/device*"
- Take a look at the output of "cat /dev/nvidia0" if it's there
- Try loading the Nvidia module manually with "modprobe nvidia"

For the record, are you using a distro package or a downloaded installer? Have you tried redownloading it or did you check the md5sum?
Oh, no, not giving up yet This one has got my curiosity peaked.

I tried removing the /dev/nvidia* files. modprobing nvidia recreates them, but still get the same error. Per that thread you linked, I checked to see if there's a /dev/udev folder, but there's not, so I'm assuming that structure has changed since then.

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mediabox:/dev # ls -hal nvidia*
crw-rw---- 1 root video 195, 0 2010-07-29 07:26 nvidia0
crw-rw---- 1 root video 195, 255 2010-07-29 07:26 nvidiactl
mediabox:/dev # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 1
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 6
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller #1
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 220] (rev a2)
04:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
mediabox:/dev # ls -hal device*
ls: cannot access device*: No such file or directory
mediabox:/dev # cat nvidia0
cat: nvidia0: Input/output error
mediabox:/dev #
So far I've tried things with it autoloading the nvidia driver, and by manually modprobe'ing it. Also, I typically use the installer, but in this case I've tried both the installer from nvidia.com and the prepackaged RPM from the opensuse repository with the same results. Currently I've got the installer version installed (RPM was 195.36 while the installer is 256.35).

This system is my brother-in-laws media center. I'm trying to convince him to pull one of his Nvidia cards from his personal computer and swap it into this system to see if we get the same error with a different card. It's like pulling teeth though
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