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#1 2006-12-22 15:23:54

micder
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From: Netherlands
Registered: 2006-04-14
Posts: 20

nvidia problem

I'm new to Arch.
Installation went fine.
Got my Epson 3170 Photo scanner working by copying the relevant files from Slack.
Used pacman to install nvidia.
This ended with following error:

checking package integrity... done.
loading package data... done.
checking for file conflicts... done.
upgrading nvidia... done
<snip>
ERROR: Module nvidia does not exist in /proc/modules
In order to use the new nvidia module, exit Xserver and unload it manually

However rmmod nvidia:

ERROR: Module nvidia does not exist in /proc/modules

lspci :

04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV44 [GeForce 6200 TurboCache(TM)] (rev a1)

any hints?

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#2 2006-12-22 18:06:25

Merlin615
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From: Colfax, WI
Registered: 2006-11-08
Posts: 6

Re: nvidia problem

I get my drivers straight from nvidia, you have to kill x in order to install the driver properly, do a ctrl-alt-F1 and kill xorg then try installing the driver or reinstalling the driver. HTH

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#3 2006-12-23 02:39:42

noriko
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Registered: 2006-06-09
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Re: nvidia problem

that warning can usually be ignored....
it's simply trying to load the module i think, i get it all the time, it's nothing to worry about as it loads on the next X restart....


The.Revolution.Is.Coming - - To fight, To hunger, To Resist!

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#4 2006-12-23 14:50:16

micder
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From: Netherlands
Registered: 2006-04-14
Posts: 20

Re: nvidia problem

Reinstalled nvidia at init3: all OK.
Startx failed: FATAL :module nvidia not found.
Changing nvidia to nv in xorg.conf resulted in KDE starting.

Don't understand this:
nv does not work in other distros as Slack and Debian.

The newest file from NVidia compiles without problems.
So problem solved.
Thank you all

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#5 2006-12-23 17:29:50

noriko
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Re: nvidia problem

nv is the open-source nvidia driver..
nvidia is that distributed by nVidia ...

pacman -S nvidia

should get it installed correctly,
please sure u uninstall it first if u have compiled the driver...

u might also need to

modprobe nvidia

if installed correctly ...


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#6 2006-12-24 12:57:40

micder
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From: Netherlands
Registered: 2006-04-14
Posts: 20

Re: nvidia problem

:?:
That's exactly what I did: no error messages.

pacman -R nvidia
pacman -S nvidia

However startx resulted in module not found.
Anyhow the module compiled from NVidia is OK

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