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Old 10-20-02, 09:51 PM   #1
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Angry RH 7.2 nvdriver problem

hi all, i have a problem with the linux drivers.

driver version 1.0-3123

i have already made all i find in the forums but it still not work, the file nv-check.sh said all is fine. please help me.

TNT2 32MB M64.
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Old 10-20-02, 10:15 PM   #2
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Try to /sbin/modprobe NVdriver as root before you start X. If you don't get errors from modprobe, then X should work just fine until you reboot. If you do get errors from modprobe, post them.

If modprobe'ing the driver fixes the problem, then you can set it up to load whenever it's needed by editing /etc/modules.conf, but before I can tell you what to add, I'll have to know whether or not you use devfs (I don't believe so, since you're using RH 7.2, but you never know). So, does ls -a /dev/.devfsd print anything, or just "file not found"?
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Old 10-21-02, 04:05 PM   #3
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Angry

i try with the option in the kernel file:

make install /usr/src/linux-2.4/include and
make install /usr/src/linux-2.4.7-10/include

and both fails, xfree86 4.2.1 keep saying:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

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a friend hack my comp and he told me that the real problem is the monitor, not the kerner module.

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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Old 10-21-02, 04:13 PM   #4
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the /sbin/modprobe NVdriver doesnt say anything, and the line in /etc/modules.conf (alias /dev/nvidia* NVdriver) return me an error.

the ls -a / dev/.devfsd say dont such file or directory
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Old 10-21-02, 06:02 PM   #5
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SORRY, TNT2 32MB M64 AGP
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Old 10-21-02, 08:26 PM   #6
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return me an an error
What is this error?

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no such file or directory
OK, that's fine. Actually, from this, the line in /etc/modules.conf shouldn't read alias /dev/nvidia* NVdriver, it should read alias char-major-195 NVdriver

Make that change, and run /sbin/depmod -a (both as root). Then try again.

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he told me that the real problem is the monitor, not the kerner module.
He told you wrong, as far as I can tell. Every time I've ever seen that message, it's been because the kernel module wasn't loaded when X was started.
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the error with the line alias /dev/nvidia* NVdriver is:

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#/sbin/modprobe -a
modprobe: Nothing to load ???
Specify at least a module or a wildcard like /*
whitout it nothing happen (already has alias char-major-195 NVdriver)

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Old 10-22-02, 09:19 PM   #8
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my motherboard is a PC-CHIPS M810LMR
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modprobe: Nothing to load ???
Specify at least a module or a wildcard like /*
Err, that would be because you need to run /sbin/depmod -a instead.

When you pass -a to modprobe, it tells it to load all matching modules, rather than just the first. But when you don't tell it anything else, it doesn't know what to match against, and so it gives you that error message. depmod, on the other hand, doesn't try loading modules at all. It just updates the module dependency information (modules.dep file), and I'm having you run it because if you don't, then every time you try to load a module (either manually or automatically), a warning message will be logged about modules.conf being newer than modules.dep. Your logs are a bit messier when that's happening, and it's easy enough to stop.

OK, keep your char-major-195 alias in modules.conf. Then reboot, and do an /sbin/modprobe NVdriver as root. Does that say anything (other than "module will taint kernel", that's harmless)? If not, does startx give you a GUI now? -- it should. If the modprobe fails, what does it say? If modprobe succeeds but startx fails, what's in your log?
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/sbin/modprobe NVdriver as root => nothing happen

and startx doesnt start for the NVdriver kernel module
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OK, after you do that (/sbin/modprobe NVdriver and then startx), can you post your X log?
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ok, from the begining

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[root@casper root]#/sbin/modprobe NVdriver
[root@casper root]#
[root@casper root]#ls -Fla /dev/nv*
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 0 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 1 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 2 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia2
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 3 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia3
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 4 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia4
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 5 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia5
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 6 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia6
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 7 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidia7
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 255 OCT 23 21:29 /dev/nvidiactl

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BIOS => PCI / Plug and Play Setup
Plug and Play Aware O/S YES
Share Memory Size N/A
Primary Graphics Adapter OnBoard AGP
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA No
PCI IDE BusMaster Disabled
BIOS2:

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PCI DEVICES
Onboard IDE, IRQ14,IRQ15 Onboard Multimedia Device, IRQ11
Onboard USB Controller, IRQ5 Onboard USB Controller, IRQ5
Onboard Ethernet, IRQ3 Slot 2 Communication Device, IRQ3
Bridge VGA
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