[PlanetCCRMA] Nvidia problem

stuff@trackingsolutions.ca stuff@trackingsolutions.ca
Tue Nov 7 00:35:06 2006


All this bad news is bad :)

I was really hoping to hear some realtime dual monitor success stories. It 
would really make audio editing nice.

Oh well

On Monday 06 November 2006 11:20 pm, izzy wrote:
> izzy wrote:
> > Ah, I just noticed this:
> >
> > kernel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma
> > kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >
> > That just might be the problem.  Perhaps, I should use my glasses!
> > Downloading kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma.i686.rpm
> > <http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/mirror/fedora/linux/planetcore/5/i
> >386/kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma.i686.rpm>
> >
> >
> > I'll try that and see if it works a little better for me. and maybe,
> > I'll give the edge kernel a try (since I seem to have the sources?)
> >
> > Thanks!
>
> Ha! Well,  with the correct sources the nvidia installer did indeed
> build the module and install it
>
> So, I rebooted, but...the module failed to load and then... just after
> the login splash the window manager froze. uh oh...
>
> Then I tried to boot into the base kernel. The display was looking
> something like a painting by Pollock or Klee...but not what i wanted.
>
> So I rebooted into run level 3 and had a look a xorg.conf.  The nvidia
> installer had re-written it. Like some bad prose. I tried to edit it.
> But, X wasn't buying it.
>
> I tried to remove 'nvidia' with yum. Bad move. I tried to re-install it
> with nvidia installer. Stupid move.
>
> xorg-system-display-config tried to fix this mess and I got back to the
> login spash and the frozen window manger.  I had had enough. I shut it
> down down. Enough 'work' for tonight.
>
> Did I mention I'm writing this from the ubuntu box in the back room? its
> very...brown. I wonder what kind of latency I could get with this puppy
> and the soundblaster?  Did I mention that the nvidia installer sucks?
>
> I wonder - if I ordered a fedora core 6 cd will planet core 6 will be
> built by the time it arrives?
>
> A Happy thought!  Well, I must sleep now so that I may destroy a new
> tommorrow.
>
> -izzy
>
> > -
> >
> >> Brady Bellinger wrote:
> >>> It sounds like you don't have a matching -devel kernel rpm installed.
> >>> In your second paragraph below, you refer to two different kernels.
> >>> To make sure do this:
> >>>
> >>> $ uname -r
> >>>
> >>> This will display your current running kernel.  Now see if you have
> >>> the corresponding kernel-devel package installed:
> >>>
> >>> $ rpm -qa | grep kernel
> >>>
> >>> This will list the currently installed kernel packages.  More than
> >>> likely you're a very slight version off.
> >>>
> >>> Hope it helps,
> >>>
> >>> Brady
> >>
> >> Hi,  Brady.
> >>
> >> # rpm -qa | grep kernel
> >> kernel-2.6.17-1.2187_FC5
> >> kernel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >> kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5
> >> kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >> kernel-module-alsa-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma-1.0.11-1.rhfc5.ccrma
> >> yum-kernel-module-0.6-3.fc5
> >>
> >> and I did boot into kernel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma when I
> >> ran the installer so, I believe it should have installed for that
> >> kernel.
> >>
> >> I do have the nvidia -kmod from livna working for
> >> kernel-2.6.18-1.2200.fc5. I've tried un-installing it and then
> >> running the installer for kernel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >> just on the off-chance there was a conflict. It made no difference.
> >> You should be able to install for differnet  kernels, yes? (On my
> >> 'old' RH8 you could not) Can't quite figure out why this isn't
> >> working. I keep messing with it.
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >> -izzy
> >>
> >>> On 11/6/06, izzy <atorima@vfemail.net> wrote:
> >>>> Fernando,
> >>>>
> >>>> I ran this again- I tried a couple of different times before and might
> >>>> not have had the correct source on the previous attempt-
> >>>>
> >>>> Here I have kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrma.i686.rpm
> >>>> installed and am installing for 2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >>>>
> >>>> Booting into run level 3, 2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma and running
> >>>> "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run"
> >>>>
> >>>> I get-
> >>>>
> >>>> ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently running
> >>>> kernel.
> >>>> Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
> >>>> kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux
> >>>> systems,
> >>>> for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed. If
> >>>> you
> >>>> know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify
> >>>> the
> >>>> kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line
> >>>> option.
> >>>>
> >>>> If I use -
> >>>>
> >>>> "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run
> >>>> -ľkernel-source-path=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >>>>-i686"
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> (which is where the kernel source is installed, I believe?) I get -
> >>>>
> >>>> ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens most
> >>>> frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
> >>>> improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that
> >>>> differs
> >>>> from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
> >>>> rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
> >>>> obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
> >>>>
> >>>> I will post the installer log output below.
> >>>>
> >>>> Your help is always appreciated,
> >>>> Thanks!
> >>>> - izzy
> >>>>
> >>>> > I doubt that the problem is non-matching versions of gcc. I don't
> >>>>
> >>>> think
> >>>>
> >>>> > there was any new version updated recently.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Do you have the "kernel-devel" package for the kernel you want to
> >>>>
> >>>> build
> >>>>
> >>>> > for installed?
> >>>>
> >>>> On 11/6/06, izzy <atorima@vfemail.net> wrote:
> >>>>> Fernando,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I ran this again- I tried a couple of different times before and
> >>>>> might
> >>>>> not have had the correct source on the previous attempt-
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Here I have kernel-devel-2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrma.i686.rpm
> >>>>> installed and am installing for 2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Booting into run level 3, 2.6.16-1.2080.16.rdt.rhfc5.ccrma and
> >>>>> running
> >>>>> "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run"
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I get-
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ERROR: Unable to find the kernel source tree for the currently
> >>>>> running
> >>>>> kernel.
> >>>>> Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
> >>>>> kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux
> >>>>> systems,
> >>>>> for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed.
> >>>>> If you
> >>>>> know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may
> >>>>> specify the
> >>>>> kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line
> >>>>> option.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> If I use -
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8774-pkg1.run
> >>>>> -ľkernel-source-path=/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2080.16.rrt.rhfc5.ccrm
> >>>>>a-i686"
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> (which is where the kernel source is installed, I believe?) I get -
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This happens
> >>>>> most
> >>>>> frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
> >>>>> improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that
> >>>>> differs
> >>>>> from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
> >>>>> rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
> >>>>> obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s).
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I will post the installer log output below.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Your help is always appreciated,
> >>>>> Thanks!
> >>>>> - izzy
> >>>>>
> >>>>> > I doubt that the problem is non-matching versions of gcc. I
> >>>>>
> >>>>> don't think
> >>>>>
> >>>>> > there was any new version updated recently.
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> > Do you have the "kernel-devel" package for the kernel you want
> >>>>>
> >>>>> to build
> >>>>>
> >>>>> > for installed?
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> > Looks like the nvidia module is unhappy about one (only one?)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> symbol in
> >>>>>
> >>>>> > the kernel, that is, it would seem the nvidia module that was
> >>>>>
> >>>>> built was
> >>>>>
> >>>>> > not built for the kernel you are booting to.
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> > -- Fernando
>
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