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Old 01-05-06, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default nVidia-probs: Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module

Hi,

I'm having troubles getting my new nVidia-graphics-adapter to work. My old card (ATI Radeon 9800) bit the dust, and I decided to switch. At the moment I'm not even getting a picture (not speaking of 3D-accelleration yet).

I've installed the drivers via emerge. symlink in /usr/src/linux is set right. So there shouldn't be any kernel-version - nVidia-driver mismatch, right? I didn't notice any errors during the emerge. The driver loads just fine:

Code:
aquarius ~ # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nvidia               3465820  0
intel_agp              20636  1
agpgart                30288  2 nvidia,intel_agp
When I try to start X, I get
Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
I wrote a completely new, clean and simple config-file from scratch (with as few options in it as possible). Still, no go.

Wanna have a look at the files? Please do so at http://fp.ath.cx/~airflow/ (xorg.conf, Logfiles, kernel-config).

Thx for any input.
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Old 01-05-06, 03:18 PM   #2
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Please generate and provide an nvidia-bug-report.log for review.

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Old 01-05-06, 03:22 PM   #3
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66.29 is quite old, did you try with a newer driver? Not sure the 66.29 supports Xorg 6.8.2.
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Old 01-05-06, 06:53 PM   #4
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why are all the sync rates commented out in the xorg.conf ?
also what distro are you using ? I never saw a xorg.conf generated like that before
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Old 01-05-06, 08:00 PM   #5
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Hi all,

Thanks for your fast response! I can gladly tell that I could solve it. It seems that there have to be some nvidia-devices in /dev, which are not generated per default in gentoo. You have to manually run a script to do this. More information at http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-394817.html.

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Old 01-06-06, 04:51 PM   #6
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My problem is like yours, my operating system is Suse 10.0, with Linux version 2.6.13-15.7-smp kernel. Here is my bug report. I hope somebody helps me.
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Old 01-06-06, 05:16 PM   #7
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skirio,
Here's your problem:
#######
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to be receiving
(EE) NVIDIA(0): interrupts generated by the NVIDIA graphics device.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section in the
(EE) NVIDIA(0): README for additional information.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
#####

There's nothing to suggest this is the same problem as what airflow reported. Please see the README ( /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt ) for more information.

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Old 01-06-06, 10:50 PM   #8
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Old 01-06-06, 10:55 PM   #9
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No, Intel has been selling 64bit CPUs for a while (just under a year or so).

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skirio,
Here's your problem:
#######
(EE) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to be receiving
(EE) NVIDIA(0): interrupts generated by the NVIDIA graphics device.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section in the
(EE) NVIDIA(0): README for additional information.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
#####

There's nothing to suggest this is the same problem as what airflow reported. Please see the README ( /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README.txt ) for more information.

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But how i can change IRQ or change slot wen my motherboard have only one slot for PCI-E 16x and resources are like one with IEEE controler with Display adaptor and sound device and with some USB.
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Old 04-08-06, 09:30 PM   #11
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My X server fails to start, and my X log file contains the error:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to be receiving
(EE) NVIDIA(0): interrupts generated by the NVIDIA graphics device.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section in
(EE) NVIDIA(0): the README for additional information.


This can be caused by a variety of problems, such as PCI IRQ routing errors, I/O APIC problems or conflicts with other devices sharing the IRQ (or their drivers).

If possible, configure your system such that your graphics card does not share its IRQ with other devices (try moving the graphics card to another slot if applicable, unload/disable the driver(s) for the device(s) sharing the card's IRQ, or remove/disable the device(s)).

Depending on the nature of the problem, one of (or a combination of) these kernel parameters might also help:

Parameter Behavior
pci=noacpi don't use ACPI for PCI IRQ routing
pci=biosirq use PCI BIOS calls to retrieve the IRQ routing table
noapic don't use I/O APICs present in the system
acpi=off disable ACPI
I believe this is what he means for you to read from the README.txt.

I am using RHEL 4 WS Update 3 X86_64. I have a Tyan 2895 (K8WE) with current 1.03 BIOS, and I have this problem in starting up X. If I use the pci=noacpi, then X starts with the 8756 driver, but I lose my second NIC. The pci=biosirq does not work. If I downgrade my BIOS to 1.01, then all works without a problem and without using any extra kernel arguments.

It seems as if this is an IRQ routing issue with the motherboard BIOS. Maybe you can try older BIOS's to work for your problem.
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