Fedora :: Can't Install Nvidia Devdriver In FC15 After Kernel Update To 2.6.40-4
Aug 14, 2011
Whenever I update my kernel, I have to re-install the NVIDIA drivers, and this has always worked for me so far. I have the latest version of the Developer Drivers for Linux (270.41.19). After updating to the 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 kernel, the nvidia installer fails with the error (/var/log/nvidia-installer.log):
If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel installed on your system. If you specified a separate output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
Depending on where and how the kernel sources (or the kernel headers) were installed, you may need to specify their location with the SYSSRC environment variable or the equivalent nvidia-installer command line option.
The kernel sources are installed. Installation works properly in 220.127.116.11-32.fc15.x86_64
I updated FC14 which included the kernel and also the nvidia drivers kmod. Then after a reboot the video driver wouldn't load. From another terminal I tried different things to fix it and didn't managed. I eventually erased all nvidia drivers so that I can get the default one. Now every time it boots I get a really low light. I can login, but can't see. It seems that the whole screens has about 5% light and I can't see to do anything. I managed now to boot into FC live CD for FC15 and I have light. For FC14 live CD it's the same no light problem.
I tried all older kernels to boot but I have the same problem. I am using PAE kernel and that's why I installed the kmod drivers. But now, since they are not anymore and I can't see anything, even though I am logged in I don't know what to do next. Is there something I can do from FC15 live cd? How can I go using the terminal to my harddisk and how to add the driver or any low graphic driver so that I can have light? After I did yum erase *nvidia* the light went almost off.
i ran yum update which updated kernel to 18.104.22.168.174.fc12.i686.PAE. Now after logging in i get a blank white screen. With previous kernel updates i have had no such problem. Anyway, the boot messages are following:
checking for module nvidia.ko [FAILED] nvidia.ko for kernel 22.214.171.124-174.fc12.i686.PAE was not found [WARNING] The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found [WARNING] Driver already disabled
I have just updated my kernel to version 126.96.36.199-35 in Fedora 15, it now refuses to boot that kernel. I just get a lot of text on the screen and nothing happens. I can ctrl-alt-fn to get to a prompt, but I do not know how to fix the nvidia problem.
When I edit Xorg.conf and replace 'nvidia' with 'nv' the new kernel boots but only to fallback mode, trying to then re-install the nvidia drivers shows them to be already installed and I can get no further.
I'm running Fedora 13 x64 and updated the kernel to the latest version (188.8.131.52-56 to 184.108.40.206-61). I use the proprietary nvidia drivers (currently 260.19.12) so I had to compile the kernel module against the new kernel sources and reinstall the driver. The process was apparently successful, but when I try to start X nothing happens, it's as if the computer had been suspended, my monitor acts like it isn't receiving any input. I have full runlevel 3 access, and the system seems pretty much fine up to that point. Nvidia's own sanity tests which are built into the installer reported no problems with my driver.
I seem unable to get an nvidia driver working properly after upgrading to the latest kernel with Fedora 11.Here is my laptop and its specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...reg_R1002_USEN[URL]I've tried both the kmod and akmod unsuccessfully. Everytime it gives me a black screen on boot, I can fix the problem by popping in the LiveCD, and changing the xorg.conf file back to the backup.Here are the errors/warnings from my boot.log file:
Code: WARNING: Deprecated config file /etc/modprobe.conf, all config files belong into /etc/modprobe.d/. Checking for module nvidia.ko: [60G[[0;31mFAILED[0;39m]
I was trying to update the new nvidia drivers since they dont seem to work in the newer kernel, or to try to fix it but now when i run yum update I get a screen like this:
Downloading Packages: Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: kernel-uname-r = 220.127.116.11-18.fc15.i686.PAE is needed by (installed) kmod-nvidia-18.104.22.168-18.fc15.i686.PAE-1:270.41.06-1.fc15.i686
I generally check what updates are being installed. This time sadly I didn't and again this kernel had one missing module. VirtualBox-OSE stopped working. It had been working fine with other upgrades. No it's not a problem with dkms or other stuff. This kernel doesn't have vboxdrv module like other kernels...i verified it...
The 22.214.171.124 version doesn't have vboxdrv module!....hence again I have to roll back to older kernel. So before blindly upgrading....read this message!
I tried installing the VBOX additions. But after running the VBoxLinuxAdditions.run file, building of the kernel modules failed. It gave following message: The headers of the currently running kernel were not found. If the current compilation fails then probably this could be the reason. The missing package can be probably installed with yum install kernel-devel-126.96.36.199-5.fc15.i686.
But when I tried installing the above kernel headers and devel package, it says no such package were found.kernel is 188.8.131.52-5.fc15.i686 but the kernel headers are not available for this version. They are available for previous versions i.e 184.108.40.206-0.fc15.i686.should I downgrade my kernel version (if it's possible) or is there any way things can work out. I have enabled 3D accelaration and given the memory of 128 MB for display. The memory for Virtual Box is 1 GB and hard Disk is 8 GB. The host system is windows 7.
After doing an upgrade from FC14 to FC15, I then updated the packages by doing: yum update yum yum clean all yum --releasever=15 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync I then get the following voluminous list of issues (148 pre-existing rpmdb problems). I've done an rpm --rebuilddb but no help.
Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: libclutter-gtk-0.10.so.0()(64bit) is needed by gthumb-2.12.3-2.fc15.x86_64 Please report this error in [URL]
Found 148 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: ImageMagick-c++-220.127.116.11-15.fc14.x86_64 has missing requires of ImageMagick = ('0', '18.104.22.168', '15.fc14') akonadi-1.5.3-1.fc14.x86_64 has missing requires of libboost_program_options-mt.so.1.44.0()(64bit) alchemist-1.0.37-8.fc12.x86_64 has missing requires of python(abi) = ('0', '2.6', None) ..... Your transaction was saved, rerun it with: yum load-transaction /tmp/yum_save_tx-2011-05-27-10-30qO4br9.yumtx
Well, it appears that downloading and installing libclutter-gtk-0.10.so.0 seemed to fix all the subsequent yum error messages, and I was able to install all the packages.
9.04 this morning updated my kernel to I believe it is 22.214.171.124 and upon the reboot I had no desktop. It booted wanting to go into low graphics.
So I drop to shell and stop the gdm and try to run the latest nvidia run file I have and it hangs saying I have a x server running.
Otherwise I am needing assistance with getting my desktop back! I can boot into an older kernel and if need be I would like to roll back that latest update this morning, but once again I am forgetting the command line for that.
I am trying to install the Nvidia Quadro NVS 110 169.04 drivers but am having issues during install. Prior to attempting my install I did install the kernel-devel rpm so it can compile. after running the RPM I get. Quote: No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the NVIDIA ftp site [URL]?
which of course does not work. next it says Quote: "No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.. i hit okay and move on to. Quote: Error: Unable to find the kernel sources tree for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat linux systems, for example be sure you have the 'kernel-source' or 'kernel-devel' RPM installed. if you know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the "--kernel-source-path' command line option
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and ran the normal weekly updates last night. There were kernal updates listed but they have run alright before so I went ahead and let everything update.
On restart my Nvidia drivers would not load, so I restarted in low graphics mode. I uninstalled the Nvidia driver (with the intent of reinstalling them) but decided to restart before I reinstalled the driver (windows habit). upon restart I was told (in a very small box) that Ubuntu was running in low graphics mode.
I clicked ok and it proceeded to load, but it loaded it in regular mode and only the right half of the desktop is visible! It is like it is cut totally in half! And I can't get to the important side with Admin and Preferences. I tried boot options but that just gets me a very small colored box. There are no options when it boots just 3/4 of a box that says it is running in low graphics mode because "unable to load module "fglrx" module does not exist". I can not try and reinstall the Nvidia drivers because I can't see the part of the desktop that has Admin on it. I have used Ubuntu for several years now but have not used the terminal very often.
Just updated the kernel to 126.96.36.199 as requested by Update Manager, and was rebooted into low graphics mode, the nvidia kernel module failed to load.I tried installing the linux-headers-188.8.131.52 but this made no difference. This could get ugly if such an early update mucks up
Tried on two computers, one laptop, one desktop. Downloaded DVD iso image and burned to DVD. Booted from CD and boot loader appears, and started count down. After the count down finished, nothing happen. Then I downloaded the netinstall image and repeat the procedure but with exact same result, nothing happened after the count down.I tested the download iso by installing it to a VMware VM, and installation completed. I don't even know where to start trouble shooting The only thing common between the two machine is the Nvidia graphic chip.
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:
(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
Fatal server error:no screens found I had done a yum install kmod-nvidia for the newer kernel. I am thinking I need to get the kmod for the current kernel again (184.108.40.206-115.fc12.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Apr 30 19:46:25 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux), but am not sure how that is done?
the latest kernel 2.6.40-4.fc15.x86_64 is somewhat buggy !It does not the include module for the USB Atheros chip 9170.As a result the TP-LINK TL-821N wireless N (very good) does not work !The previous kernel 220.127.116.11-35.fc15.x86_64 does include them as modules.grep AR9170 config-18.104.22.168-35.fc15.x86_64CONFIG_AR9170_USB=mCONFIG_AR9170_LEDS=yHopefully a version including those will be posted soon as an update.
It was no surprise that I needed to reinstall the nvidia driver after a 2.6.32-5-686 kernel update a couple days ago, but I was surprised that it didn't work. I've had to drop back to a kernel I compiled a few weeks ago, which is basically the stock 2.6.32-5-686 from that time, with a timer frequency of 1000 and desktop preemption. Vid card is GeForce PCX 5750 Using NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.22-pkg1.run
This is the command I used: env CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.3 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.22-pkg1.run (After it didn't work, I ran it with --uninstall and tried installing again. No luck with that.)
Here's the nvidia installer log (sorry about the encoding. I don't know what happened with that): [URL] rivafb, nvidiafb and rivatv are not loaded.
I don't see it in this one, but on a previous attempt, I saw an error message that said no nvidia graphics card was found. I've been suspicious that the card is slowly dying, based on problems like gray blocks on the screen or (in an older lenny install) persistence of the contents of a window appearing inside a terminal, when I switch desktops from the one where the browser is open to the one where the terminal is open. Scrolling the artifact off-screen and back, or window-shading the terminal and then un-shading it causes it to re-draw correctly.
I compiled the 22.214.171.124 kernel and <insert drumroll> it boots!(my first kernel roll, I'm kind of shocked actually) That's the good news. The bad news is that my NVIDIA drivers are gone in the wind. That's not entirely true as I can still boot into the old kernel and startx. Is there a way to download the driver using the command line for reinstall?
I just tried to update to kernel 126.96.36.199-170.2.24.fc10 (x86_64) at the suggestion of the gnome update widget, and the process hung. A bunch of other things were updating at the same time, many of which were related to audacity or wine.
I'm not sure just what was being updated, because the option to review which updates are available does not work - when I click on it, nothing happens, but when I take the other choice (install all updates), I take pot luck. It would be nice to be able to choose which programs to update, and to be able to upgrade the kernel independently, but I don't seem to be able to do that at the moment.
I'm not sure what caused it, but it happened right after running 'yum update'. It may be because it installed a new kernel, and there are now two kernels listed in my grub.conf and at boot; 2.6.31 and 2.6.32. System boots through a list of things it's starting up and stalls out at ATL or ADL or ADM maybe. It hangs there for a minute or so then flickers. This happens every time at boot. It's a bit difficult to post more information since I can't get past that part of the boot process, and I can't seem to be able to skip it either. It may be worth mentioning that this is a mini-itx motherboard. Intel Atom 330 1.6, 2GB DDR2, onboard GeForce 9400m. It's a zotac ionitx-a-u. I've installed a fresh copy of Fedora 12 lxde.
Epson R285, good as gold on FC14, and intially onFC15. Entering the cups admin tool, localhost:631, the printer is set up, the correct drivers are slected, paper size OK. Cant get it to print a test page, its wants the password for CUPS and wont accept root, but root login can change all other params.
On the gnome printer applet , you can unlock it, add printer select local, and it goes away and finds the Epson R285, click on "add" it queries the printer and immediately drops back to the original printer applet. Without adding a printer. I haven't succeeded with network printing, the firewall is open on port 631, yet any attempt to find it from another computer fails. The gnome printer appet which interfaced with Gnome 2.x was nice, you could select everything needed. Not with this thing.
my problem is on installing nvidia driver on fc12 32bit but, first of all, as i understood the pae kernel requires more than 4gb of ram,i have a 2.2 ghz cpu with 2 gb ram,but when i run command:uname -r it answers: 188.8.131.52-127.PAE [i have fc12 32 bit] when we try to download linux we have a 32bit edition or 64bit edition,do we have an edition which is only for pae? or when we install for example the 32bit edition on a computer with more than 4gb of ram then the kernel automatically will change to be a pae kernel??
So I have been trying to install these drivers forever and after going through a million forum posts and Google searches I have been unsuccessful. The process I have been trying starts as such: I hit ctrl-alt-f1 and then login as root. i then change to run level 3 by doing /sbin/init 3. After that's done I cd to desktop and do sh NVIDIA-LINUX-x86-185.18.29-pkg1.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/kernel/2.6.18-128.2.1.el15-i686
If I don't give it the source path it can't find the source tree. Eventually I get the error: 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
I have compiled a customer kernel, 184.108.40.206, my current kernel is 220.127.116.11. After booting into 18.104.22.168 I needed to install the nvidia driver again because X would not load. The install failed, here is my /var/log/nvidia-installer.log:
I can see that it is compiling against the my /usr/src/linux, which is my original kernel, is it supposed to compile against the original, or against my new kernel? Does this have something to do with the error?