Nvidia Driver -- Problems

billg billg at f-m.fm
Thu Sep 16 12:45:10 UTC 2004

Apologies.  Initially dropped the list address from this:

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 13:30:11 +0200 (CEST), "Fabio Massimo Di Nitto"
<fabbione at fabbione.net> said:
> We already ship the nvidia drivers and there is no need to compile
> them. You can install linux-restriced-modules adn nvidia-glx, as usual
> you will

Thanks, Fabio.  I've installed the nvidia driver, et al. However, I get
the proverbial "No Screens Found" error. The log shows the module loads
correctly, but then adds this:

"(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! "(EE)
NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting *** "(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" "(II)
UnloadModule: "vgahw" "(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
"(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

"Fatal server error: "no screens found"

This also happens when I install dbus/hal on debian-unstable. Without
dbus and hal, the nvidia driver is fine. With them, it isn't. I've never
found a fix.

Also, fwiw, "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" did not write a new
XF86Config-4.  I did the md5sum thing, just in case, but still no go. I
ran dpkg-reconfigure 3 times. It did remember by values I had entered,
didn't seem to write them out.


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