Nvidia driver version mis-match keeps X from running
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
> (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.
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
Maintainer: Ubuntu Kernel Team <kernel-team at lists.ubuntu.com>
Source: linux-restricted-modules-2.6.15 (184.108.40.206-1)
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
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".
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thomas at AMD64:~$
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