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Old 02-26-06, 07:51 AM   #4
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Default Re: Applying kernel patch 118844-28 kills Nvidia module

The NVidia driver works for me with that kernel, however my machines are the W2100z variety.

Check the driver is loading. E.g,

$ dmesg | grep -i nvidia
Feb 24 16:03:45 pigpen pseudo: [ID 129642] pseudo-device: nvidia255
Feb 24 16:03:45 pigpen genunix: [ID 936769] nvidia255 is /pseudo/nvidia@255
Feb 24 16:05:51 pigpen pcplusmp: [ID 637496] pcplusmp: pci10de,18a (nvidia) instance 0 vector 0x10 ioapic 0x2 intin 0x10 is bound to cpu 1
Feb 24 16:05:51 pigpen pci_pci: [ID 370704] PCI-device: display@0, nvidia0
Feb 24 16:05:51 pigpen genunix: [ID 936769] nvidia0 is /pci@5,0/pci1022,7455@1/display@0
Feb 24 16:06:22 pigpen pseudo: [ID 129642] pseudo-device: nvidia255
Feb 24 16:06:22 pigpen genunix: [ID 936769] nvidia255 is /pseudo/nvidia@255
If not, did you reboot like
reboot -- -r

Check that you're using NVidia's driver, not Xorg's nv driver. In the X config, typically /etc/X11/xorg.conf, check that your driver looks something like:

Section "Device"
.___Identifier  "Quadro4"
.___Driver      "nvidia"
.___VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
.___BoardName   "NV18GL [Quadro4 NVS AGP 8x]"
.___BusID       "PCI:9:0:0"
.___Option      "CursorShadow" "true"
In your Xorg log file (typically /var/log/Xorg.0.log) you should see something like:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/X11/lib/modules/drivers/
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
.___compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.8178
.___Module class: X.Org Video Driver
The Xorg log file will also detail various errors, identified by a leading "(EE)" of a log message.

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