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Old 12-20-05, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default Fedora Core 4 & nVIDIA

I recently updated my kernel (2.6.14-1.1653_FC4) and nVIDIA drivers (x86-1.0-8174) and am having problems. On boot, an error stating that nvidia.ko cannot be found and that nvidiaglx is disabled. The driver installation proceeded without error and the previous kernel and driver version were working fine. I look at http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...es.html#nVidia, but didn't see anyting that would help. Any ideas why this kernel/drive combination will not work?
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Old 12-20-05, 11:00 PM   #2
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If you upgrade the kernel, you need to reinsall the nvidia driver. nvidiaglx sounds like a 3rd party package, its not part of the official nvidia driver.

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Old 12-21-05, 10:13 PM   #3
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Not to be smarmy, but I did updated both the kernel AND the nVIDIA driver to the latest release versions -- which are 2.6.14-1.1653_FC4 and 1.0-8174, respectively. The nVIDIA driver was installed after the kernel was installed and the machine was rebooted. On boot, I get an error stating that the kernel module nvidia.ko cannot be found. I also get a warning stating that nvidia-glx is being disabled. Obviously, there is no nVIDIA logo screen during the boot. The installation proceeded without error and modprobe states that the kernel module is located at /lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1653_FC4/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko.

I do not understand what the problem is and I have never had any problems in the past. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-21-05, 10:16 PM   #4
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nvidia-glx is not something that NVIDIA provides. You need to contact whomever provided you with 'nvidia-glx' for any problems you are having with it.

If you're having problems with the official NVIDIA 1.0-8174 driver, then please generate and post a bug report.

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Old 12-21-05, 11:31 PM   #5
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Most distros that provide nvidia packages split them up into two packages, one nvidia-kernel which contains everything you need to build the nvidia driver and one nvidia-glx which contains all the OpenGL files provided by nvidia. Its the same thing as going to nvidia.com and downloading the offical package, just split into two.

First of all check that nvidia.ko is actually in /lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1653_FC4/kernel/drivers/video/ next make sure that 2.6.14-1.1653 is the kernel your booting into(if your not sure just boot into the latest and do uname -r at a prompt). I have to agree with netllama though, it seems to be a package error with fedora. I know the nvidia stuff is provided by a third party repository goto were ever that is and contact the author.
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Old 12-22-05, 12:01 AM   #6
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nvidia-glx is not something that NVIDIA provides.
This may not be the case but he may have run into the same thing I did. When I first installed the drivers they went into the old location for Xorg (before they split out all the modules) so I had to create symlinks to the drivers, I think the error message was something to the effect of 'The modules "nvidia" and "glx" could not be found' so that may be the nvidia-glx he's talking about. I'm still having problems with 32-bit OpenGL though, every time anything 32-bit tries to load libGL.so.1 then the program segfaults (no matter how, preloading, setting the library path, setting the architecture to i386). Technically this is Fedora Core Rawhide I'm having trouble with but if anyone knows how to fix this problem I'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-22-05, 02:11 AM   #7
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Technically this is Fedora Core Rawhide I'm having trouble with but if anyone knows how to fix this problem I'd appreciate it.
I run here also an actual FC rawhide with the new modular xorg rc4. You must edit the Makefile from the nvidia driver or doing the installation by hand and also delete the old libGLcore, libGL.so, libglx.so... (find is your friend) and so on, yet.
I 've a better Makefile matching the new targets written and all is fine.

/usr/lib/xorg/modules/ is the new location for the drivers and extensions and more..

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You should not need to edit the Makefile. Using the following NVIDIA driver installation option should do the right thing(tm):
--x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules

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You should not need to edit the Makefile. Using the following NVIDIA driver installation option should do the right thing(tm):
--x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules
Are you sure, that then all the xorg/Mesa OpenGL-libs and extensions like libglx.so are removed?...

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Old 12-22-05, 10:29 AM   #10
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I've successfully installed 1.0-8174 in the FC5-test1 release using that option. FC5-test1 was using Xorg-6.99 as of 2 weeks ago, and the module path hasn't changed since Xorg-7.0-final.

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I've successfully installed 1.0-8174 in the FC5-test1 release using that option. FC5-test1 was using Xorg-6.99 as of 2 weeks ago, and the module path hasn't changed since Xorg-7.0-final.
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Old 12-22-05, 07:50 PM   #12
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Well, this is certainly a lot of valuable dialog. However, I still cannot get the new stuff working. In response to all the great comments and questions:


I am definitely booting ino the 2.6.14-1.1653_FC4 kernel. The version was provided by uname.

I did use the nVIDIA distribution found on the nVIDAI website. I am not sure whom built the distribution. Part of the installation was building the kernel interface. Everything was done via the installation package.

nvidia.ko does indeed exist in /lib/modules/2.6.14-1.1653_FC4/kernel/drivers/video/. Although, it cannot be found during the boot -- which results in aything nVIDIA being disabled.

If I happen to stumble upon a solutin, I will post it.
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