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Old 29th April 2012, 05:48 AM
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Fedora 16 update causes NVidia problem

Today I did an update of my Fedora 16 system equipped with a GeForce 6150LE card. The system was functioning fine, but now I get a message screen saying "Oh no! Something has gone wrong", which I guess is from Gnome.

I rebooted, followed Leigh's instructions in case something was incorrectly installed, reverted to the default driver (which sorta worked), and then reinstalled again. I then tried installing the NVidia 290 driver. Still get the message.

I'd appreciate any help diagnosing the problems since I don't know where to look. Here's the configuration info:
Code:
rpm -qa *\nvidia\*  *\kernel\*|sort;uname -r;lsmod |grep -e nvidia -e nouveau;cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.7-2.fc16.i686
akmod-nvidia-295.40-2.fc16.i686
kernel-headers-3.3.2-6.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-3.3.0-8.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-3.3.1-5.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-3.3.2-6.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.0-8.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.1-5.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.2-6.fc16.i686
kmod-nvidia-3.3.2-6.fc16.i686.PAE-295.40-2.fc16.i686
libreport-plugin-kerneloops-2.0.8-4.fc16.i686
nvidia-settings-1.0-16.fc16.i686
nvidia-xconfig-1.0-14.fc16.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-295.40-1.fc16.i686
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-295.40-1.fc16.i686
3.3.2-6.fc16.i686.PAE
nvidia              10962440  30
i2c_core               28151  2 nvidia,i2c_nforce2
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 295.40  (mockbuild@)  Thu Apr 12 13:28:25 CEST 2012

# nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
# nvidia-settings:  version 290.10  (mockbuild@builder1.ovh.rpmfusion.lan)  Wed Nov 23 23:13:44 CET 2011
# RPM Fusion - nvidia-xorg.conf
#

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    Option         "Xinerama" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "ViewSonic VX2433wm"
    HorizSync       24.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 75.0
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce 6150 LE"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Default Screen"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "1920x1080 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    SubSection     "Display"
        Depth       24
    EndSubSection
EndSection
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Old 29th April 2012, 11:00 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 update causes NVidia problem

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=178460
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Old 27th July 2012, 05:33 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 update causes NVidia problem

I had the same problem here. For some reason the update caused some mismatch between the kernel and nvidia drivers. First check that your problem is the same as mine. If you entry

Code:
cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
I got:

[ 30.666] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the
[ 30.666] (EE) NVIDIA(0): system's kernel log for additional error messages and
[ 30.666] (EE) NVIDIA(0): consult the NVIDIA README for details.
[ 30.666] (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
[ 30.666] (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

If you then entry:

Code:
dmesg | grep NVRM
I got:

[ 31.051609] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 295.59, but
[ 31.051610] NVRM: this kernel module has the version 295.40. Please
[ 31.051611] NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
[ 31.051612] NVRM: components have the same version.

To fix that first check which kernel version you are running and which are available for you at /boot

Code:
uname -r
and

Code:
ls /boot
I was running on 3.3.2-6 and should be 3.4.6-1, for the nvidia driver to work. The problem was that there where no option, at boot time, to select the newest version of the kernel so I had to run grub2-mkconfig again.

Code:
sudo cp /boot/grub2/grub.cfg /boot/grub2/grub.cfg.bkp
sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg 
sudo reboot
After that I was able to select the newest version of the kernel and it worked nicely. In case this still don't work you may have to reinstall the drivers and xorg to update the configuration.


Code:
sudo yum reinstall kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.i686 xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
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