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Old 12-15-05, 04:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Error inserting nvidia (nvidia.ko)

I had the same error about 20 minutes ago :-) I think it is related to frame buffer splash. I use Gentoo 2005.1 and I wanted to use fbsplash. Then I configured my kernel options like this:

Linux Kernel Configuration: 2.6

Device Drivers > Graphics support:[*] Support for frame buffer devices
 <*>   VESA VGA graphics support
         VESA driver type (vesafb-tng)  --->
 (HRESxVRES@FREQ) VESA default mode    # pick resolution@freq of your own here !
                                       # 8pp is the only one supported for this time
                                       # Ex: (1024x768@72)
Device Drivers > Graphics support > Console display driver support:[*] Video mode selection support
 <*> Framebuffer Console support
At first I activated the Nvidia Framebuffer Support in the kernel but nvidia driver gave an error about this. So I deactivated this option and recompiled kernel.

And after compiling the kernel I got the same error:

Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.8-24-default/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko): No such device

And also there is nvidia.ko in this directory.

After deactivating framebuffer option completely in the kernel and compiling I finally managed to work nvidia driver again.My graphics card is GeForce 2MX 400.

And in Gentoo the stable display driver doesn't work as expected.

media-video/nvidia-kernel-1.0.6629-r4 and

So I use the unstable ones:

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