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Old 2nd November 2008, 12:41 AM
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Nvidia API Mismatch. Fedora 9 X86_64 using livna kmod-nvidia

I have fedora 9 64bit. Kernel 2.6.26.6-79.fc9.x86_64. Whenever I run a graphical program from the terminal I get the message:

Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 173.14.12,
but this NVIDIA driver component has version 169.09. Please make
sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components
have the same version.
NVIDIA: Direct rendering failed; attempting indirect rendering.

How can I fix this? I use the nvida drivers provided by livna.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 12:44 AM
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Update xorg-x11-drv-nvidia[-libs] to REV. 173.14.12.

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Old 2nd November 2008, 12:59 AM
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How would I do that? According to yum everything is up to date.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:18 AM
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Please post results:
> uname -a
> yum repolist


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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:41 AM
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[jonathan@jonserver ~]$ uname -a
Linux jonserver 2.6.26.6-79.fc9.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 17 14:20:33 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[jonathan@jonserver ~]$ yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
repo id repo name status
adobe-linux-i386 Adobe Systems Incorporated enabled : 17
fedora Fedora 9 - x86_64 enabled : 12,444
livna Livna for Fedora Core 9 - x86_64 - Base enabled : 568
updates Fedora 9 - x86_64 - Updates enabled : 14
updates-newkey Fedora 9 - x86_64 - Updates Newkey enabled : 5,706
repolist: 18,749

[jonathan@jonserver ~]$ yum list xorg-x11-drv-nvidia
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Installed Packages
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64 173.14.12-1.lvn9 installed

[jonathan@jonserver ~]$ yum list xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
Installed Packages
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64 173.14.12-1.lvn9 installed
Available Packages
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i386 173.14.12-1.lvn9 livna
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:57 AM
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You need to re-boot the PC in order to re-load the new NVidia driver after an update. Until then, the old one (169.09) exists in RAM, and will cause the version mismatch with the newer kmod.

Re-boot the PC.

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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:05 AM
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I have restarted several times since the last update. I have had this problem since I had Fedora 8 installed and never figured out how to get rid of it.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:11 AM
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Have you ever, at any time in the past, installed the NVidia driver from some other source, such as the binary installer provided by NVidia Corp.?

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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:13 AM
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Its possible.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:20 AM
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Unfortunately, "It's possible" does not answer the question.

If you previously installed another version of the driver, such as with the binary executable from NVidia, then you now have TWO mutually exclusive versions of the driver installed, with various files overlapping each other and interfering with proper operation. That is the only reason that I can think of at this point that would cause the error that you posted in Post #1.

The usual solution in such a case would be to re-run the REV. 169.09 binary executable with the '--uninstall' switch, then re-install the RPMs.

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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:24 AM
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Ok sounds good. How would I get the 169.09 version of the nvidia driver.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:31 AM
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Ok found it. I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:35 AM
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NVidia maintains a vault of previous releases of the driver at their website: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us

Download the appropriate version (or as close as you can find), and run it with the '--uninstall' switch:
su -
cd /PATH/TO/WHEREVER/YOU/PLACED/THE/DOWNLOAD
chmod +x NVIDIA\*run
sh NVIDIA-X.Y.Z.run --uninstall


Then re-install the Livna RPMs:
yum reinstall xorg-x11-drv-nvidia*

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Old 2nd November 2008, 01:39 AM
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All fixed. Thanks so much.
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