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Old 04-04-10, 04:09 AM   #1
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Default Unable to install driver for GeForce 8800 GT

Hi all
I have a intel pentium dual core 64 bit system running Fedora 10 distribution.
Version: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz

My kernel version is:
2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64

I have GeForce connected in PCIE slot.
[root@werc-dhcp-1867 richeek]# lspci | grep -i NVIDIA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8800 GT (rev a2

I have installed kmod-nvidia rpms from rpmfusion repository and I got the NVIDIA display setting icon too in the Applications->System tools panel but when I click on it, a message pops up:
"You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server. "

Now I run the command nvidia-xconfig and press ctrl+alt+backspace to exit the X window system.
When I try to come back to X window system by typing init 5 it says:

nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.27.5.117.fc10.x86_64 was not found [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found [WARNING]
nvidia-config-d[3175]"segfault at 4000000 ip 000000000289c453 sp 00007fffe11bdee0 error 4 in libc-2.9.so[2822000+168000]
/etc/rc5.d/S08nvidia: line 42: 3175 Segmentation Fault $exec disable

After that I have to change my xorg.org file to the old backup file in which driver is set "nv" instead of NVIDIA to get back to the X system. Could any one suggest me how to setup the card properly? After doing this next task is to install cudatoolkit.

It has been around 12 hrs straight, I am trying, even changed OS from Fedora 12 to Fedora 10 but no luck

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Richeek

Last edited by richeek; 04-04-10 at 04:11 AM. Reason: clearly mentioning OS
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Old 04-04-10, 05:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Unable to install driver for GeForce 8800 GT

Try


Code:
su
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
nvidia-config-display disable
nvidia-config-display enable
This will fix this error

Code:
nvidia-config-d[3175]"segfault at 4000000 ip 000000000289c453 sp 00007fffe11bdee0 error 4 in libc-2.9.so[2822000+168000]
/etc/rc5.d/S08nvidia: line 42: 3175 Segmentation Fault $exec disable

as for this


Code:
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.27.5.117.fc10.x86_64 was not found [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found [WARNING]
Try updating the kernel as this was the release kernel ( the kmod package is probably obsoleted by the newer nvidia package )

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...10.x86_64.html

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...rv-nvidia.html
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Old 04-04-10, 03:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Unable to install driver for GeForce 8800 GT

Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
Try


Code:
su
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
nvidia-config-display disable
nvidia-config-display enable
This will fix this error

Code:
nvidia-config-d[3175]"segfault at 4000000 ip 000000000289c453 sp 00007fffe11bdee0 error 4 in libc-2.9.so[2822000+168000]
/etc/rc5.d/S08nvidia: line 42: 3175 Segmentation Fault $exec disable

as for this


Code:
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.27.5.117.fc10.x86_64 was not found [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found [WARNING]
Try updating the kernel as this was the release kernel ( the kmod package is probably obsoleted by the newer nvidia package )

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...10.x86_64.html

http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfr...rv-nvidia.html
Thanks for the reply. I am back from the hibernation. Your first suggestion indeed avoided the seg fault. But my system is still unable to find nvidia.ko module. Actually I have following kernels installed in my system:

[root@werc-dhcp-1867 richeek]# yum list kernel*
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
kernel.x86_64 2.6.27.5-117.fc10 installed
kernel.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-debug.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-debug-devel.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-devel.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-doc.noarch 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-firmware.noarch 2.6.27.5-117.fc10 installed
kernel-firmware.noarch 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-headers.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kerneloops.x86_64 0.12-1.fc10 installed
kerneloops.x86_64 0.12-2.fc10 installed

but I am using this kernel:
[root@werc-dhcp-1867 richeek]# uname -r
2.6.27.5-117.fc10.x86_64

So what is the command to move to 2.6..27.41-170.2.117.fc10 kernel?
Also The kmod package that you suggested is: 177.82 whereas the one in my system is:

[root@werc-dhcp-1867 richeek]# yum list package kmod-nvidia
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
kmod-nvidia.x86_64 180.60-1.fc10.8 @rpmfusion-nonfree-updates

I think mine is newer. So do I still need to installed the kmod package?

Thanks
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Old 04-04-10, 09:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: Unable to install driver for GeForce 8800 GT

Hi
I finally figured it out. Everything is working fine now. Here are the steps that I followed...
Operating system: Fedora 10

1. Decided which system I have: [command: dmidecode -t processor]
Intel core2 duo 64 bit... Version: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz

2. Got the graphics processor details: [command lspci | grep -i nvidia]
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8800 GT (rev a2)

3. Updated the kernel: [command: yum install kernel*]

4. Check the kernel installed so far in the system: [command: yum list kernel*]
Everything that has installed written after it is installed in the system. Here is the output from my system:[root@werc-dhcp-1867 release]# yum list kernel*
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
kernel.x86_64 2.6.27.5-117.fc10 installed
kernel.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-debug.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-debug-devel.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-devel.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-doc.noarch 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-firmware.noarch 2.6.27.5-117.fc10 installed
kernel-firmware.noarch 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kernel-headers.x86_64 2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10 installed
kerneloops.x86_64 0.12-1.fc10 installed
kerneloops.x86_64 0.12-2.fc10 installed


5. Booted into the latest kernel. For this you need to go to grub bootloader and select the latest kernel from there. I selected kernel.x86_64.2.6.27.41-170.2.117.fc10
If you do not get grub boot loader after rebooting[which happened to me by the way], then go to System->Administration->Bootloader and Select GNU Grub from there. Again reboot.

6. Check now which kernel you are using just to verify: [command: uname -r]

7. Now kill the X server: [command: init 3]

8. Run the driver package: [command: ./<driver>]

9. It tries to install openGL 32 bit. It gave me the message that it is "unable to perform the runtime configuration check for 32 bit library libGL.so.1................................... this is typically caused by the lack of 32 bit compatibility environment."
Just ignore that. Driver installed successfully.

10. Reboot the system

11. Install gtk manually from yum. [command: yum install gtk*]

12. Install cudatoolkit-3.0. Download it from NVIDIA site. [command: ./<cudatoolkit>]

13. Add these lines to your .bashrc file
export PATH= /usr/local/cuda/bin:$PATH
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH = /usr/local/cuda/lib:/usr/local/cuda/lib64/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

[make sure that you add lib64 too or else it will show error later]

14. Now download the SDK example from the site.

15. Install the examples.

It worked for me. Previously I was trying these in Fedora 12 but no luck. Also remove any kmod-nvidia package that you may have in your system before running the driver. [command: yum remove kmod-nvidia]

Version of the driver may differ from GPU to GPU and so as the kmod-nvidia package version. Kindly take care of this.

Thanks to all.

Richeek
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Old 04-05-10, 05:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: Unable to install driver for GeForce 8800 GT

From F12 onwards you need to blacklist nouveau from loading as it blocks the nvidia.ko


i.e


Code:
su -
sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau|' /boot/grub/grub.conf
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
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