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Old 11-30-06, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Problems installing 9742 Drivers

Hey guys. I've got an nvidia geforce 4 ti4200 card and I'm running Ubuntu. I've been trying to install the nvidia 9742 driver for some time now and have run into problem after problem. I'm new to linux so I've been following this guide. Whenever I run the last command, the installation process says it's unable to load kernel module nvidia.ko. A friend of mine tried to enable glx and get it running, but when we run glxgears and glxinfo in a terminal, an empty box pops up then it crashes immediately. I've included the installer.log at the bottom of this post. Any light you guys could shed would be greatly appreciated.

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Wed Nov 29 00:51:41 2006

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : true
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : false
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : true
  silent                  : true
  no recursion            : false
  no backup               : false
  kernel module only      : false
  sanity                  : false
  add this kernel         : false
  no runlevel check       : false
  no network              : false
  no ABI note             : false
  no RPMs                 : false
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : /usr/lib/xorg
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  kernel name             : (not specified)
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel source path      : /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.19-6-386
  kernel output path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : none
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp mirror              : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list           : (not specified)

Using built-in stream user interface
WARNING: The NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU installed in this system is supported
         through the NVIDIA legacy Linux graphics drivers.  Please visit
         http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more information.  The
         1.0-9742 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver will ignore this GPU.
WARNING: You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 1.0-9742
         NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system.  For further
         details, please see the appendix SUPPORTED NVIDIA GRAPHICS CHIPS in
         the README available on the Linux driver download page at
-> License accepted by command line option.
-> Not probing for precompiled kernel interfaces.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Using the kernel source path '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.19-6-386' as
   specified by the '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel source path: '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.19-6-386'
-> Kernel output path: '/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.19-6-386'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...

...truncated for space... 

-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This happens most
       frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
       improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
       from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
       rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
       obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
       Please see the log entries 'Kernel module load error' and 'Kernel
       messages' at the end of the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for
       more information.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
   -1 No such device
-> Kernel messages:
   [   53.744574] ibm_acpi: ec object not found
   [   53.799461] toshiba_acpi: Unknown parameter `hotkeys_over_acpi'
   [   54.942303] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
   [   56.456049] agpgart: Found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
   [   56.456064] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 4x mode
   [   56.456118] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:02:00.0 into 4x mode
   [   57.698405] apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16ac)
   [   57.698411] apm: overridden by ACPI.
   [   61.890682] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.11
   [   61.890739] NET: Registered protocol family 31
   [   61.890741] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
   [   61.890745] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
   [   61.931508] Bluetooth: L2CAP ver 2.8
   [   61.931512] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
   [   61.934315] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
   [   61.934331] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
   [   61.934334] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.8
   [  155.761349] ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 1
   [  155.848331] ISOFS: changing to secondary root
   [  234.641961] NVRM: The NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4200 GPU installed in this
   system is
   [  234.641964] NVRM:  supported through the NVIDIA Legacy drivers. Please
   [  234.641966] NVRM:  visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html for more
   [  234.641968] NVRM:  information.  The 1.0-9742 NVIDIA driver will ignore
   [  234.641970] NVRM:  this GPU.  Continuing probe...
   [  234.642828] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter found!
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
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Old 11-30-06, 01:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Problems installing 9742 Drivers

1.0-9742 only supports NV3x and newer GPUs. Your graphics card is NV2x. The README for 1.0-9742 is currently not accurate in that respect.

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