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Old 09-27-10, 10:28 AM   #1
jhameier
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Exclamation Fedora 13 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 and driver 256.53: nvidia.ko module not found

I made the mistake of letting fedora automaticly update itself and in the process it recently updated the noveau drive. This has causes the nvidia drivers to fail to load. I blacklisted nouveau in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory and also added to the kernel command line in grub just to be on the safe side.

After several failed attempts to reinstall the 256.53 drivers and get the Xserver to start without error I was able to start x in 640x480 using the vesa driver. Then going into the display properties gui and manually change to the nvidia driver. I can then log out and log back in to use the nvidia driver.

This is obvious a temporary solution and is a major pain when I have to restart.

This is from the boot log:

Checking for module nvidia.ko: [FAILED]
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 was not found. [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found. [WARNING]

I made sure I have the correct kernel-devel files as well...
Any suggestions?

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Old 09-27-10, 03:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fedora 13 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 and driver 256.53: nvidia.ko module not found

you can let fedora updates itslef, but check that it has the related kmod-nvidia for the matching kernel. If you don't want to check, please use akmod-nvidia instead: it will rebuild automatically the kernel module for your kernel.

Now I expect you have broken your system whereas you've just need to reboot on the previous kernel and run yum update
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Old 09-29-10, 12:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fedora 13 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 and driver 256.53: nvidia.ko module not found

No tried that and still did not solve the problem. I do not use the kmod version of the driver. The vendor supplied driver is more stable when running in my environment...
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Old 09-30-10, 02:47 AM   #4
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Default Re: Fedora 13 2.6.34.7-56.fc13.x86_64 and driver 256.53: nvidia.ko module not found

This Howto does solve problem http://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia
And this is the same as the vendor supplied drivers but bundled in RPM format.

Now you might also means nouveau by the vendor supplied driver, so you can try mesa-dri-drivers-experimental also.
(Experimental in this case means don't report bugs unless you already have the fix.)

But this experimental driver works rather nicely with me.
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