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#1 2010-06-22 13:34:49

wsims
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Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

After my most recent kernel upgrade, I can't get my GUI to run. I've tried reinstalling the nvidia driver to no avail.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I'm using a GeForce 8400 GS

cat /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

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), or NVIDIA GPU
       installed in this system is not supported by this NVIDIA Linux graphics
       driver release.

       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:
   NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as nouveau, rivafb,
   NVRM: nvidiafb, or rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of
   NVRM: the NVIDIA device(s).
   NVRM: Try unloading the conflicting kernel module (and/or
   NVRM: reconfigure your kernel without the conflicting
   NVRM: driver(s)), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module
   NVRM: again.
   NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
   NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
   NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as nouveau, rivafb,
   NVRM: nvidiafb, or rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of
   NVRM: the NVIDIA device(s).
   NVRM: Try unloading the conflicting kernel module (and/or
   NVRM: reconfigure your kernel without the conflicting
   NVRM: driver(s)), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module
   NVRM: again.
   NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
   NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
   NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb or
   NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA
   NVRM: device(s).
   NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel module
   NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb
   NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again.
   NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
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.

Last edited by wsims (2010-06-22 15:06:04)

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#2 2010-06-22 14:02:19

hokasch
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

Install whatever driver you need for your card (nvidia, nvidia-173xx, nvidia-96xx) from the repo. novueau is in the kernel now, if it gets loaded by default blacklist it in rc.conf and specify nvidia in xorg.conf.

Last edited by hokasch (2010-06-22 14:03:05)

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#3 2010-06-22 14:05:15

arch0r
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

i had quite the same problem, just blacklist the nouveau module in the rc.conf and reboot! :>

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#4 2010-06-22 14:06:54

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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

Are you using the stock kernel? Did you reboot to the updated kernel? Did you use the installer directly from nvidia.com?


Evil #archlinux@freenode channel op and general support dude.
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#5 2010-06-22 14:08:36

wonder
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

if you used the packages from repos, the blacklist is done automatically in nvidia,

 
$ pacman -Qo /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf
/etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf is owned by nvidia 195.36.31-1

$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf
blacklist nouveau

but i guess you just want to mess your system by using unsupported and very bad ways and you are way smarter than the devs if you used that installer

Last edited by wonder (2010-06-22 14:10:01)


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#6 2010-06-22 14:15:57

wsims
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

I've been using the drivers straight from the nvidia website. I've uninstalled "nvidia's" driver, rebooted, and installed the driver from the repos. It didn't work, but i'll tinker with it a bit more. I'll report back shortly.  Thanks guys.

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#7 2010-06-22 14:37:15

wonder
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

wsims wrote:

I've been using the drivers straight from the nvidia website. I've uninstalled "nvidia's" driver, rebooted, and installed the driver from the repos. It didn't work, but i'll tinker with it a bit more. I'll report back shortly.  Thanks guys.

you actually need to reboot again after installing nvidia package because nouveau is already loaded when the actually installation occurs


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#8 2010-06-22 15:04:54

wsims
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

The 2nd reboot worked. Thanks again.

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#9 2010-06-22 15:05:30

wsims
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

What i did was uninstall everything NVIDIA related and reinstalled the drivers from nvidia.com

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#10 2010-06-22 15:06:28

hokasch
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

post.install wrote:

ERROR: Module nvidia is in use
In order to use the new nvidia module, exit Xserver and unload it manually.

wink

Do what you want. I would stick with the drivers from the repo, as recommended, to avoid future hassle (with the next kernel update, for example).

Last edited by hokasch (2010-06-22 15:07:50)

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#11 2010-06-22 17:51:34

wsims
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Re: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko' [SOLVED]

Will do hokash! wink

Thanks for the help.

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