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Old 12th June 2007, 12:10 AM
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nvidia driver version / nvidia kernel conflict

i installed the kmod-nvidia drivers from the livna repository when i freshly installed the OS.

today, i updated the OS (yum update) and it downloaded a new nvidia driver version...i believe. When i restarted the X windows system i got this error:

Code:
Error:  API mismatch:  This NVIDIA driver component has version 100.14.09, but the NVIDIA kernel module's version does not match
then it tells me to point to the proper configuration.

after i hit exit and okay for the error messages, it asked me if i wanted to reconfigure the X windows system, and i continued to reset the resolution etc.

after i reboot, my screen is half off.

any way to revert to the old driver version completely or fix the problem?

thanks in advance!
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Old 12th June 2007, 12:14 AM
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PS. not that this matter is any more urgent than the others on this forum...but i HAD to boot into XP to post this thread....god take me now!
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Old 12th June 2007, 12:27 AM
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rpm -e xorg-x11-drv-nvidia kmod-nvidia --allmatches
yum install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.9762
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Old 12th June 2007, 12:33 AM
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I just had this problem my self and fixed it.

IF you want to go back to your old configuration, reboot into linux and when you're at the login screen, press ctrl+alt+F1 to get a shell window. (ctrl+alt+F7 will bring you back to your origional login screen).

Login as root, and navigate to the X configuration file (cd /etc/X11/) then, use the ls command to list the files in the directory. xorg.conf will be the current configuration X-server is using, there should also be something along the lines of xorg.conf.backup which was your origional working version, since you installed the drivers, you should also see one in there that's called (something similar to) xorg.conf.nvidia.*. This one is probably not working, obviously.

So, if you want to rename your backedup config to the new one, use the mv command (mv xorg.conf.backup xorg.conf) although I highly recommend mv'ing the current one to another name {just in case)

IF you want to get it the easy way, The best advice I can give you is to tell you what I did to get my nvidia drivers working. After installing F7, I did the same and setup the livna repo and started for kmod-nvidia.

However, since it didn't work I used yum extender (yum install yumex) to look through the different versions of kmod-nvidia to choose the one for my kernel. (there are many, for xen kernals/x86_64 i believe, etc)

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Old 12th June 2007, 04:08 AM
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Firewing:

after i executed the "rpm -e" command i got a message stating it was already disabled. I then continued with installing the 1.0.9762 driver. I reboot and it was the same.

Mr.Meoff:

I also tried to search yumex and didn't see any other versions or versions that really varied.

the strange thing about this issue is that the panel on the bottom no longer shows the different desktop's to choose from...it's just a blank box, but obviously still there. Also there are no more title bars on any applications (ie. no minimize, maximize, or close buttons). and still, the screen is hanging off the edge of the monitor so i can only see half of it.

thanks again!
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Old 12th June 2007, 05:49 AM
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wow...what a mess...

i ended up yum remove kmod-nvidia and that brought back a full screen to view, however everything is definitely funkified.

every application i open takes over the upper panel. i was explaining it a little above....so when i open for example, pidgin, there is no longer a min,max, and close buttons along with the Buddies, accounts, tools, and help taking over the entire top panel.

i can't toggle between different applications on my desktop, and basically whatever is on top, is what i can use. i can't move applications around the desktop.

anyone have this issue before ???
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Old 12th June 2007, 05:56 AM
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possibly another lead...

when i hit the "show desktop" button i get this:

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your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager.
i also tried restoring my backup xorg.conf and still hit the same walls.
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Old 12th June 2007, 02:03 PM
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Not strictly related i hope, but after updates about 2 days back i couldnt get fluxbox to run. When logging in via gdm it would basically crash and loop, exhibiting the same behaviour as using ctrl+alt+bksp.

The problem is i think the latest xorg-server update.

I tried compiling the older branch of fluxbox (< 1.0 )and it refused to run still.

As for the nvidia driver, i used the one from nvidia, not the livna one and it works fine, but i had to disable selinux or it crashed the machine every 6 hours.

As for the OP, try changing the driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from 'nvidia' to 'nv'. You will lose 3d capability for the minute, but if it works, its a start, and at least you can use linux once again.
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Old 12th June 2007, 02:23 PM
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The new Livna driver works for me ( I run a custom 2.6.18-1.2798.fc7.i686 kernel so I had to rebuild the nvidia-kmod-100.14.09-1.2.6.21_1.3194.fc7.src.rpm ).


Code:
[leigh@localhost ~]$ rpm -q kmod-nvidia
kmod-nvidia-100.14.09-1.2.6.18_1.2798.fc7
[leigh@localhost ~]$ rpm -q xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-100.14.09-1.lvn7
Code:
[leigh@localhost ~]$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, 
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, 
    GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, 
    GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
GLX version: 1.3
GLX extensions:
    GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control, 
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, 
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 7600 GT/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
OpenGL version string: 2.1.1 NVIDIA 100.14.09
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_color_buffer_float, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers, 
    GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, 
    GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging, 
    GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query, 
    GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite, 
    GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100, 
    GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression, 
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add, 
    GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_float, 
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two, 
    GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, 
    GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader, 
    GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_texture_float, 
    GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, 
    GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, 
    GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, 
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array, 
    GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, 
    GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit, GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample, 
    GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters, 
    GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil, 
    GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters, 
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color, 
    GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, 
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D, 
    GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map, 
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, 
    GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp, 
    GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, GL_EXT_timer_query, 
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip, 
    GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square, 
    GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence, 
    GL_NV_float_buffer, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_fragment_program, 
    GL_NV_fragment_program_option, GL_NV_fragment_program2, 
    GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage, GL_NV_half_float, 
    GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint, 
    GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range, 
    GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_primitive_restart, GL_NV_register_combiners, 
    GL_NV_register_combiners2, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, 
    GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, 
    GL_NV_texture_expand_normal, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, 
    GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3, 
    GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program, 
    GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program2, 
    GL_NV_vertex_program2_option, GL_NV_vertex_program3, 
    GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_lod, 
    GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_slice_accum

   visual  x  bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
 id dep cl sp sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x21 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x22 24 dc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x24 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  8  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x25 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x26 24 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  4 24  8 16 16 16 16  0 0 None
0x27 24 tc  0 32  0 r  y  .  8  8  8  0  4 24  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 None

0x95 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Ncon
0x96 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Ncon
0x97 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  0  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Ncon
0x98 32 tc  0 32  0 r  .  .  8  8  8  8  4 16  0 16 16 16 16  0 0 Ncon
[leigh@localhost ~]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2798.fc7 #1 SMP Wed Jun 6 00:12:12 BST 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[leigh@localhost ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[leigh@localhost ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep WW
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)

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Old 12th June 2007, 03:14 PM
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I've got the same problem here after the update...
I killed X and then it told me that it could no longer start so I had to use the text interface to get some semblance of GUI running. I tried your suggestion Firewing but to no avail...

I'm now running in 640x480 just because thats the only resolution on my widescreen that you can read text at without the graphics driver. I also can't get into GNOME because of beryl auto-starting... ah well

I thought that there was something strange about the update because normally they only come out with new kernels, but doing uname -r it claimed that the version of the kernel was the same as what the driver was meant for.
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Old 12th June 2007, 03:23 PM
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As for the OP, try changing the driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from 'nvidia' to 'nv'. You will lose 3d capability for the minute, but if it works, its a start, and at least you can use linux once again.
if i totally remove the kmod-nvidia package, i can get a full display, however, all the menus and such are totally wacked.

i logged into gnome as root, and i don't have the same problems as i do in my other user. i'm going to remove the nvidia driver, and try and create a new user....then try and apply the driver from the nvidia website....i'll keep you all posted.

Thanks for everything so far !

just for a kicker....one of my windows using friends asked me why i didn't just reinstall... i can see microsoft having reinstalling seminars for the masses. what a waste...
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Old 12th June 2007, 06:14 PM
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"i'm going to remove the nvidia driver, and try and create a new user....then try and apply the driver from the nvidia website"...

I think that the driver on their website will cause issues with your X set up - I seem to remember something about it replacing things that were needed. I might just sit tight and wait for an update, usually when a kernel update rolls round it can work again. I've been wanting to try unbuntu so I suppose I could get that whilst waiting for fedora.
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Old 12th June 2007, 08:18 PM
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It seems like the kmod-nvidia has now been fixed, I think Firewing is the maintainer for that, so thanks if you did sort it out (if it was just the magic which comes from turning a computer on and off again a sufficient amount of times then, er, thanks anyway).

So everything is back to being normal after uninstalling and re-installing, and then selecting the right monitor again. Everything apart from the fact that another "Trash" has popped up on my desktop - I wonder if this has anything to do with having run KDE... I'm just going to force delete it - if it breaks it I'll start a new thread ; )
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Old 13th June 2007, 01:34 AM
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joeyjoejoe:

i uninstalled my kmod-nvidia (yum remove kmod-nvidia) and have a full functioning screen once again. i never installed the nvidia driver from the nvidia site either.

i just tried to intall the kmod-nvidia (yum install kmod-nvidia) and it gave the same problem as before.

thanks!
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