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Old 07-24-06, 10:31 AM   #1
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So I am using the new 2.6.16-2-686 kernel and it installed fine when I ran the Nvidia script. It even asked me if I wanted to update my xorg.conf file. I then restarted "GDM" and it fails to load. I check my xorg.conf and the driver has changed from "nv" to "nvidia" so I am lost as to what the problem is...

The error I get on the screen says:

(EE) Failed to load module "glx" (a required submodel could not be loaded, 0)
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.
Fatal server error:
No screens found.


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Here is what my xorg.conf looks like:

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "SDM-S81"
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV35 [GeForce FX 5900XT]"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection


Please help me. I am using the Nvidia drivers X86-1.0-8762.
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Old 07-24-06, 10:38 AM   #2
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I assume you're using Fedore Core 5? If so, please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490; if not, or if the information in the aforementioned post does not help, please describe your problem in greater detail and generate/attach an nvidia-bug-report.log file (please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46678).
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Old 07-24-06, 12:00 PM   #3
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No, this is a brand new Debian "Etch" or "Testing" box. I updated my kernel to 2.6.16-2-686 on my Debian box. I then installed the 2.6.16-2-686 kernel headers as well since the Nvidia installer requires them to be installed. After the kernel is installed, I boot into the new kernel and I then stop Gnome.

Code:
/etc/ini.d/gdm stop
One X is stopped, I run the Nvidia driver installation script. Everything goes fine. It builds the kernel module and all the fun stuff. It then says it is complete and asks me if I would like to have it change my corg.conf file for me. I say "yes" and then when I try to load X again. it fails with my original error I posted above. I figured this was a problem maybe just with the 2.6.16-2-686 kernel so I attepmted this on the default kernel Debian loads during my original install and I have the same problem.

I ran the script you refered to...

Code:
nucleus:/home/cwilliams/Desktop# nvidia-bug-report.sh

Running nvidia-bug-report.sh...
xset:  unable to open display ""


(nvidia-settings:6335): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
 complete.

The file nvidia-bug-report.log has been created; please send this report,
along with a description of your bug, to linux-bugs@nvidia.com.
Is there more to this script or is this it?
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Old 07-24-06, 12:03 PM   #4
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No, that is the expected output from running nvidia-bug-report.sh. In the message you posted, it referred to the generated bug report, nvidia-bug-report.log, which you need to post here.

However, this link still applies to your situation:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
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Old 07-24-06, 12:04 PM   #5
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@carlos: this is it, the script generates a log file in the current working directory (future versions of `nvidia-bug-report.sh` shouldn't produce the error messages); if you're using Debian GNU/Linux Etch, however, then please take a look at the thread I mentioned, it includes information that's likely to help with your problem.
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Old 07-24-06, 12:22 PM   #6
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Sorry to be a pain. I made sure from the link mentioned above that I have the following:

- make and gcc installed and updated
- linux-headers installed
- the pkg-config and xserver-xorg-dev were missing but I have installed them since.
- the nvidia-glx does not exist nor does /etc/init.d/nvidia-glx does not exist.

Here is my log file

Thanks so much for your help!
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@carlos: have you reinstalled the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver (using the .run installer) after installing the pkg-config and xserver-xorg-dev packages?
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Old 07-24-06, 12:35 PM   #8
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Ok - It worked after I re-ran the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run. Thanks so much for holding my hand and being super cool!

Just wondering if this is something new that was required for the Nvidia drivers as I never had to do this pre April.
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@carlos: it became necessary with the introduction of Xorg 7.x or, more specifically, the modular Xorg layout; on systems with Xorg 7.x, nvidia-settings can only determine the correct installation location for the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver's X components if the xorg-server.pc file is installed, which typically isn't the case by default, unfortunately. Future nvidia-installer versions will handle this problem better.
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