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Old 10-05-06, 03:31 AM   #1
Melkior
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Default Cannot modprobe nvidia driver

I gave a geforcemx 100 card. No matter which driver version I try (7174, 7184, 8774) there's always the same problem:
While using Nvidia installer, the driver is compiling fine, but I cannot load the module properly - After inserting the module I get the following error (dmesg):
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 0000002d
printing eip:
c01c387e
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000 [#1]
Modules linked in: nvidia ipv6 usblp forcedeth snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq 8139too mii video thermal sbs snd_intel8x0 snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss processor snd_emu10k1 af_packet snd_rawmidi snd_ac97_codec snd_ac97_bus i2c_ec snd_pcm i2c_core snd_seq_device snd_timer snd_page_alloc snd_util_mem fan snd_hwdep snd soundcore container button battery ac ide_cd cdrom binfmt_misc loop nls_cp437 vfat fat nls_iso8859_1 ntfs dm_mod nvidia_agp agpgart capability commoncap pcspkr ehci_hcd ohci_hcd usbcore evdev tsdev reiserfs
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<c01c387e>] Tainted: P VLI
EFLAGS: 00010217 (2.6.18-rc7.1mdv #1)
EIP is at pci_get_class+0x53/0x89
eax: 00000001 ebx: e0f2b000 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00000000
esi: e1960400 edi: ded565e4 ebp: d76d5e8c esp: d76d5e84
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process modprobe (pid: 2909, ti=d76d4000 task=debee000 task.ti=d76d4000)
Stack: e1960400 e1960400 d76d5fb4 e0f2b01b 00030000 00000000 00000000 00000246
c0122298 00000246 c0307740 00000000 00000001 d76d5ec4 c0129afc c0307740
d76d5ed8 c0122298 e1960400 e1960400 ded565e4 d76d5fb4 c01320bc 0038127a
Call Trace:
[<e0f2b01b>] nvidia_init_module+0x1b/0x73b [nvidia]
DWARF2 unwinder stuck at nvidia_init_module+0x1b/0x73b [nvidia]
Leftover inexact backtrace:
[<c01044e3>] show_stack_log_lvl+0x8a/0x95
[<c0104612>] show_registers+0x124/0x191
[<c01047cf>] die+0x150/0x253
[<c02ad195>] do_page_fault+0x448/0x523
[<c0103e69>] error_code+0x39/0x40
[<e0f2b01b>] nvidia_init_module+0x1b/0x73b [nvidia]
[<c0102c0d>] sysenter_past_esp+0x56/0x99
Code: 68 ca 44 2c c0 e8 a0 3d f5 ff e8 2d 11 f4 ff 83 c4 10 b8 80 fc 30 c0 e8 23 62 f6 ff 85 f6 74 04 8b 06 eb 0e a1 68 f6 30 c0 eb 07 <39> 58 2c 74 0f 8b 00 85 c0 74 07 3d 68 f6 30 c0 75 ee 31 c0 e8
EIP: [<c01c387e>] pci_get_class+0x53/0x89 SS:ESP 0068:d76d5e84

The devices: /dev/nvidia0 and /dev/nvidiactl are in place, but when I then try to start X the computer hangs completely (I can only do hardware reboot).
Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 10-08-06, 07:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Cannot modprobe nvidia driver

Ok - the problem was broken mandriva kernel 2.6.18rc7.1. Everytking works fine on the original kernel.
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