Fedora :: F14: Module License 'NVIDIA' Taints Kernel

Nov 5, 2010

Code:

# dmesg | grep nvidia
nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.

I searched around and found out the kernel accepts only GPL modules, which is pretty dumb. People recommended using rpmfusion's akmods, but that's what I'm using to begin with.

How can I fix this without having to recompile the kernel?

Code:

# uname -r
2.6.35.6-48.fc14.x86_64

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I updated kernel and everything seemed ok, except HD-PVR is locking up and recording only two minutes of every show it records. So, I have gone back to my previous kernel, but it seems that X isn't starting:

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(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 195.36.31 Thu Jun 3 08:27:29 PDT 2010
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs

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After a lot of trial and error, this is what worked for me (I have updated this thread following [URL]):

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(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
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Oh, it's a GeForce 6200 wwith two Dell E193FPp monitors running on Ubuntu 10.04.

Here's my xorg.conf:

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Section "ServerLayout"

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Code:
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Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode. The following error was encountered. You may need to update your configuration to solve this.
Also in the dialog are several lines of text:

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Quote: sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist vga16fb
blacklist nouveau
blacklist rivafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivatv

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I have had this error for way too long. This post will be done in parts. I've had it for months now and I'd like to solve it. Every suggestion on linux forums, ubuntu forums, or some XYZ-linux blog seems to either work for just one boot or none at all. since I have updated my kernel on several occasions, I have also re-installed my NVIDIA kernel module by downloading the run file from NVIDIA's website. It also follows instructions from this post. I have installed the linux header files and the xorg-dev files from repository
I have also tried this.

My hardware (Alienway m17x - VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT200 [GeForce GTX 260M])

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00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)
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nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Sun Jan 10 04:21:14 2010
option status:
license pre-accepted : false
Update : false
Force update : false
Expert : false
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Quote:

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system's kernel log for additional error messages and
consult the NVIDIA README for details.

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I am attaching nforce-installer log for your details.

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