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Old 10-21-02, 12:45 AM   #94
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Default Re: Failed init


We all too got through this mud. Try following the instructions described here:
and see if this works for you. From my experience with both Windows XX and RedHat XX, doing a "clean" install is the best medicine you can "treat" your PC with.

Post your results (PS: to test it, run "glxgears"; if you installed "cleanly", you should get 4770.400 FPS and above consistently).

-- Lucian

Originally posted by RonO
After completing all of the steps necessary to build the rpm and then install them, I modified XF86Config. After rebooting, X won't start giving me the following error message in the config log:

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

I've searched here for other suggestions and they all say one of three things: 1) You're using a version of the rpms compiled under a different kernel, 2) you don't have /dev/nvidia0 defined, or 3) you don't have the correct permissions for the /dev/nv* files.

To answer 2/3, here's the output of an ls -l /dev/nv*

crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 0 Oct 19 15:38 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 1 Oct 19 15:38 /dev/nvidia1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 2 Oct 19 15:38 /dev/nvidia2
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 3 Oct 19 15:38 /dev/nvidia3
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 255 Oct 19 15:38 /dev/nvidiactl

As for 1, since I didn't start this process until after the auto update process bumped my kernel up to 18-17.8.0 (from 18-14), I'm unsure how I could have compiled this for any other kernal but 18-17.8.0. However, I must conceed I screwed something up along the way.

Any suggestions/help would be appreciated.

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