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Old 10-21-10, 04:45 PM   #1
joakimlundborg
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Default nvidia.ko says my GTS 250 is not supported on 260.19.xx

I'm getting these messages in dmesg when I try to load the nvidia.ko module on my system with a GTS 250 card:

[ 626.029571] NVRM: The NVIDIA GPU 0000:02:00.0 (PCI ID: 10de:0615)
installed
[ 626.029573] NVRM: in this system is not supported by the 260.19.12 NVIDIA
Linux
[ 626.029574] NVRM: graphics driver release. Please see 'Appendix A -
[ 626.029575] NVRM: Supported NVIDIA GPU Products' in this release's
README,
[ 626.029577] NVRM: available on the Linux graphics driver download page at
[ 626.029578] NVRM: www.nvidia.com.
[ 626.029606] nvidia: probe of 0000:02:00.0 failed with error -1
[ 626.029645] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine failed for 1 device(s).
[ 626.029647] NVRM: None of the NVIDIA graphics adapters were initialized!

I tried both with the latest 260.19.12 drivers and the 260.19.06 version included in Ubuntu 10.10, and they give the same errors.
Here

Here is lspci -vvv for my card:

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G92 [GeForce GTS 250] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 82fb
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 0
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 19
Region 0: [virtual] Memory at df000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Region 1: Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Region 3: Memory at dc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
Region 5: I/O ports at ec00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at defe0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: nvidia-current, nouveau, nvidiafb
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Default Re: nvidia.ko says my GTS 250 is not supported on 260.19.xx

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Old 10-21-10, 09:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: nvidia.ko says my GTS 250 is not supported on 260.19.xx

This is not an Nvidia issue, but a regression in the Linux kernel. The Ubuntu bug tacking this issue is:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/661394

It would be nice if you could add your information to that bug report as well.
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Old 12-30-10, 01:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: nvidia.ko says my GTS 250 is not supported on 260.19.xx

I am having the Exact same issue with my MSI GTS250, with ubuntu 10.10 and all known proprietary drivers.

Please tell me you have had some luck with this?

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Old 01-02-11, 11:58 PM   #5
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Default Re: nvidia.ko says my GTS 250 is not supported on 260.19.xx

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I am having the Exact same issue with my MSI GTS250, with ubuntu 10.10 and all known proprietary drivers.

Please tell me you have had some luck with this?

Craig Thomas
I think this is because of Ubuntu-specific changes that Canonical made to the Linux kernel. I use Gentoo Linux, which requires users to compile their own kernels. I compiled my kernel from the upstream sources and I have not had any problems with my GeForce 250 GTS. You should be able to fix this by compiling your own kernel too. It would likely require several hours for someone who is inexperienced and be somewhat frustrating, but it is doable and quite easy once you learn to do it.

Ubuntu's package manager has no kernel source packages that lack its custom patches, so you will need to modify their instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Kernel/Compile

Go to "The Old-Fashioned Debian Way" and skip the part about using apt-get. Download the latest stable kernel from kernel.org and then extract it to a directory (e.g. /usr/src/linux-2.6.36.2). Then change directory to that and follow the instructions, although I suggest skipping the "make localmodconfig" step; if you want an optimized kernel for your system, the advice from kernel-seeds.org should be used when doing "make menuconfig". That would require downloading the appropriate vanilla sources configuration file from kernel-seed.org and putting it in the directory of the sources as .config.

Keep in mind that if you make an optimized kernel while you do this, you are liable to misconfigure things on the first try, so if you want something that works the first time, don't bother making an optimized kernel and just go with the .config file for Ubuntu Linux. Also, if Canonical made any changes to the Linux kernel that are required by Ubuntu Linux, this might not work, although my expectation is that it will work. You can reverse this after the fact if you do not like the results.

People on the Ubuntu forums would likely be willing to help you undo this if you do not like the results. The alternatives are to wait for Canonical to fix this for you or change distributions. The former is probably what they would prefer you to do.
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