For whatever reason, my nvidia card has decided not to talk to the drivers, or something. I can delete my xorg.conf, and I'm assuming use the riva driver, have no probs, everything loads, looks good. But when I try to load the nvidia driver, I get
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error). (EE) NVIDIA(0): The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to be receiving (EE) NVIDIA(0): interrupts generated by the NVIDIA graphics device. (EE) NVIDIA(0): Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section in the (EE) NVIDIA(0): README for additional information. (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device! (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal server error: no screens found
with the verbosity set to maximum. dmesg provides nothing, so I'm pretty lost. I've googled this and it always comes up as a supposed hardware problem, but if it's hardware, how can the default linux drivers work?
I am not quite sure but I remember to see this error after updating nvidia und just restarting x. I solved it by unloading the nvidia modules via modprobe -r. (Look in lsmod|grep nvidia for the names) and loading them again using modprobe.
I am not sure but maybe it helps.
PS. Off course you have to shut down X.
Hail to the thief!
Yup, I tried many variations on un/installing the kernel and re/loading the nvidia drivers/module with no luck. I had no clue what to do, so I just figured it'd be best to swap the card out. I ended up taking it out and putting it back in since I couldn't find the card I wanted to replace it with, and now it works. Somehow?
thanks for the advice in any event.