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Old 12-18-02, 07:32 AM   #2
bwkaz
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Does running /sbin/modprobe nvidia as root before trying to startx help? If so, then your problem is with the alias in /etc/modules.conf (personally, every time I ran the installers in Mandrake, the lack of a "mktemp" utility made the drivers not be able to add the proper alias themselves -- which meant that I had to do it manually, this might be your problem).

If it doesn't help, then check the kernel messages (in either the output of dmesg or the /var/log/messages file) for any relevant errors.

The "failed to initialize kernel module" error is pretty much a catch-all for a bunch of different errors...
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