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Old 08-24-07, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Function not implemented).

Hi, I have the following problem when I try to run X on an AMD64 x2, Linux 2.6.22 kernel machine. I'm using the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pk1.run driver. I have used the automatic xorg.conf creator. I don't believe this is ultimately an X problem, but running X is how the problem shows itself. I'm including extra information in a .gz archive, but those seem normal to me. The summary of the problem I think is:

Kernel messages from bootup (these may include messages as a result from trying to run kdm as part of the bootup process):
[ 0.350000] PM: Adding info for No Bus:nvram
[ 32.957000] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[ 33.211000] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 100.14.11 Wed Jun 13 18:21:22 PDT 2007
[ 33.212000] NVRM: request_irq() failed (-38)


ACTIVITY FROM RUNNING startx

Printed to standard out:
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Function not implemented).

In the xorg log file:
<lot of stuff that seems right>
.
.
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(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:2:0:0.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the README for
(EE) NVIDIA(0): additional information.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
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.
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Kernel messages:
[ 115.364000] PM: Adding info for No Bus:vcs3
[ 115.364000] PM: Adding info for No Bus:vcsa3
[ 115.435000] NVRM: request_irq() failed (-38)
[ 116.436000] PM: Removing info for No Bus:vcs3
[ 116.440000] PM: Removing info for No Bus:vcsa3


I think what is being printed to standard out is the real key here. When I search on Google, very few people seem to be writing down that error message in conjunction with nvidia cards. /dev/nvidia0 and /dev/nvidiactl exist and seem to have the right major/minor numbers. lspci finds my card on PCI:2:0:0 just like X thinks. Also, the card works in Windows, so it's not a physical installation or BIOS problem.

Can anyone help? Thanks so much!
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Old 08-24-07, 06:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Function not implemented).

request_irq() is returning -ENOSYS for the IRQ requested (IRQ48, judging from nvidia-bug-report.log). Please make sure you have the latest SBIOS installed; have you tried other kernels?
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Old 08-24-07, 10:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Function not implemented).

Thanks. I have a custom built 2.6.22, and I tried it on a custom built 2.6.21 as well. (These are the only two kernels I've used during the entire install process.) I just tried using the nvidia-kernel-source Debian package to build the kernel module. It installs the kernel module just fine, but the exact same error results when trying to run X. My BIOS is from March 2007, which is later than any I've seen on the internet for my board. (I've emailed the manufactures to make sure though.) Any more thoughts?
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Old 08-28-07, 08:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Function not implemented).

I have updated my BIOS to the latest version (August 2007), and the problem persists.
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