[Bug 192931] Re: modprobe nvidia fails with "FATAL: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.24-8-generic/volatile/nvidia.ko': No such file or directory"

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Oct 14 16:30:44 UTC 2008


Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since
this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work,
I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here.

I am adding the WorkAround provided to the description.

Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

** Changed in: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Confirmed

** Description changed:

  recent (since around 2.6.24.5, but I could be mistaken) linux-
  restricted-modules-generic packages are apparently providing an nvidia
  kernel module that cannot load, instead giving the following error:
  
  #modprobe nvidia
  FATAL: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.24-8-generic/volatile/nvidia.ko': No such file or directory
  
  my guess is a broken link pointer somewhere, but 'locate nvidia.ko'
  returns nothing, so it's possible that the kernel module isn't being
  installed at all.
  
  I'm running the latest alpha of Xubuntu Hardy. I have both linux-
  restricted-modules-generic and nvidia-glx-new installed.
  
  Thanks,
  
  EE
+ 
+ WORKAROUND: 
+ 1. remove "nv" from the list of DISABLED_MODULES in
+ /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common
+ 2. Restart the computer

-- 
modprobe nvidia fails with "FATAL: Could not open '/lib/modules/2.6.24-8-generic/volatile/nvidia.ko': No such file or directory"
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/192931
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