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Old 03-12-04, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Library/Kernel Version Mismatch

I'm running an Athlon XP 2000+ on an Asus mobo, with 256 MB DDR-266 (or 333) RAM on. I have an old GeForce 2 MX400 in the AGP slot, with 64MB of memory on it. I'm running Linux (Fedora Core 1) and am having some problems.

My comp was refusing to run TuxRacer so I headed to the console to see if I would get an error and I got this dump:

Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module is version 1.0.5336, but
this library is version 1.0.4496. Please be sure that your kernel
module and all NVIDIA driver files have the same driver version.
NV: could not get NV card info (Invalid argument)
*** tuxracer error: Couldn't initialize video: Could not create GL context (Success)

I've downloaded the latest drivers using yum with the latest config file (from the FAQ at fedora.artoo.net). Anybody know what the problem is?

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Old 03-13-04, 02:18 AM   #2
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Sounds like you installed rpms from rpm.livna.org which should contain both the driver and opengl libraries. Unfortunately, you've updated your kernel driver without the matching libraries. This might have happened by updating with yum, or it may be a bug in the driver rpms.

First determine what rpms you have installed. Use this command to list them:
rpm -qa | grep nvidia

You have probably installed the 44.96 driver previously using the installer script from nvidia. Now you have installed a kernel module for the 53.36 driver, but you lack the appropriate glx package. You need these in a pair; they should not have installed independently, so this may be indicative of a bug in the package.

Please list what rpms you have installed and whether you previously used the installer script or any other installation means. The packages you need for the 53.36 driver can be found here:
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/1/i386/RPMS.testing/

The kernel module and the glx package are necessary.
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Old 03-14-04, 09:24 AM   #3
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This is all I get:
[daniel@Amdbert daniel]$ rpm -qa|grep nvidia
kernel-module-nvidia-2.4.22-1.2174.nptl-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1
nvidia-glx-1.0.5336-0.lvn.3.1

I've removed the old driver, and that brought up an error which suggested I looked in the NVidia FAQ, which suggested I changed some PAM stuff. After a few panicky minutes of not being able to log-in, and two reboots later, I'm back where I started...
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Meaning you get the same error about 4496 being installed?

How had you installed 4496, and how did you remove it?
The driver libraries get installed in several locations. You will need to remove the old library manually in order to clean up the system and proceed to use the new one.

See the 4496 readme to see what is installed and remove all 4496 specific files (the version number is part of the filename).

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...496/README.txt

After removing these files, reinstall the new driver version RPMs (remove them first or use the rpm options, --Uvh --force --freshen).
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