Nvidia driver version mis-match keeps X from running

Thomas Kaiser ubuntu at kaiser-linux.li
Mon Sep 25 05:59:28 UTC 2006

Alex Janssen wrote:
> I am running 6.0.6LTS on an AMD Athlon 1700+ with an Nvidia Gforce4 
> MX440 PCI.  Recently after upgrading via apt-get, I keep having the 
> following problem even after a complete removal and reinstall via Synaptic.
> The Xorg log shows:
> (EE) NVIDIA(0): Version mismatch detected between the NVIDIA X driver 
> and the
> (EE) NVIDIA(0):     NVIDIA GLX module.  X driver version: 1.0-8774; GLX 
> module
> (EE) NVIDIA(0):     version: 1.0-8762.  Please try reinstalling the NVIDIA
> (EE) NVIDIA(0):     driver.
> X will not start with "nvidia" as the driver.  I am forced to use "nv".  
> I am also experiencing lock-ups in X when using Firefox.  Have to kill X 
> to fix this.
> I don't know why the version mis-match occured.  Everything was working 
> fine up to a few weeks ago.
> I usually update when the update icon appears on the top panel in Gnome 
> and everything works fine.
> If this has been answered on this list, my apologies.  I can't seem to 
> find where to search the archives.
> Thanks,
> Alex

Hello Alex

The update installed a new kernel which does not match with your nvidia 

Just install the nvidia driver again and you should be fine :-)

I use the package provide by Ubuntu. So, the nvidia driver will be 
updated automatically if it is needed.

thomas at AMD64:~$ apt-cache show nvidia-glx
Package: nvidia-glx
Priority: optional
Section: restricted/x11
Installed-Size: 21636
Maintainer: Ubuntu Kernel Team <kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com>
Architecture: amd64
Source: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15 (
Version: 1.0.8762+
Replaces: nvidia-glx-src
Provides: xserver-xorg-driver
Depends: nvidia-kernel-1.0.8762, xserver-xorg-core (>= 1:0.99.0-1), 
libglu1-mesa | libglu1, libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.9.0), libc6 (>= 2.3.4-1), 
libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.10.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0), libpango1.0-0 (>= 
1.12.2), libx11-6, libxext6
Suggests: nvidia-kernel-source (>= 1.0.8762)
Conflicts: nvidia-glx-src, nvidia-settings, nvidia-xconfig
Size: 7320136
MD5sum: 2ae0f83e09f712b1c238e28b7c34e4ad
Description: NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x/X.Org driver
  These XFree86 4.x/X.Org binary drivers provide optimized hardware 
  of OpenGL applications via a direct-rendering X Server and support the 
  GeForce, nForce and Quadro families of NVIDIA chipsets.  AGP, TV-out and
  flat panel displays are also supported.
  If you have a TNT, TNT2, or older GeForce, you may need the 
  package instead of this one.
  To enable the driver, run "sudo nvidia-glx-config enable".
Bugs: mailto:ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
Origin: Ubuntu

thomas at AMD64:~$

Regards, Thomas


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