[CLUG] xorg and nvidia error

Jade Barton jade.barton at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 03:49:56 GMT 2004

I run FC3 so not sure if this applies, but this is what I did to get
the new nVidia driver working:

To run nVidia drivers in FC3 run the follow (as root) after installing
drivers (this can be done while in X).

Then change the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file as per the nVidia guide.

# modprobe nvidia
# cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
# chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*

Can't remember where I found the solution originally but will keep looking.
Maybe here?:
Again, I know its FC stuff but if I remember correctly it was due to
changes in xorg not the OS.

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 13:52:40 +1100, freegazer <freegazer at gmail.com> wrote:
> looking for some help on a mandrake 10.1beta1 install issue
> if anyone has any helpful hints i would be grateful
> xorg works fine with the default "nv" driver but when switched to the
> (latest) NVidia driver the xserver dies with the (logged) error
> <EE>unable to load NVidia module
> <EE>no devices found
> troubleshooting steps taken
> -checked /dev/nv* devices created - they are after a '# modprobe
> nvidia' but are removed at reboot
> -manually running
>    # modprobe nvidia (no errors given)
>    $ startx
>    same no devices found error
> -insmod fails dismally with invalid module error
> -applied multiple config options in both XF86Config and Xorg.conf
> -added node devices to modprobe.preload, no good
> -added node devices to rc.local, also no good
> i am running out of both ideas and clues from google
> anyone got any help?
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