[mythtv-users] Re: Kernel upgrade problems galore
1canuck2 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 22:13:28 UTC 2005
So, in hunting through the xorg log file, the line:
Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.7167
Module Class XFree86 video driver
Would imply that something from 7167 got on my PC. I went straight
from 6129 to 7167, so I don't know how this happened.
This may explain the X error mentioned earlier.
On 4/22/05, Robin Smith <1canuck2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> A long message for a long story...
> I wanted to upgrade my nvidia drivers from 6129 to 7174 as I have read
> about improvements in quality.
> I was on FC2 kernel 2.6.9-1.11 but there were no nvidia 7174 drivers
> available for that kernel (via Synaptic). After some help in another
> post, I decided to use apt-get to install the drivers and it found and
> offered me a kernel that synaptic didn't - 2.6.10-1.770. I had earlier
> seen that all the other modules/drivers were available for this kernel
> (alsa, ivtv, lirc, video4linux, etc) so I went ahead and let apt
> install the newer nvidia stuff and newer kernel. It suggested all the
> dependencies, and they looked right to me.
> After, this was done, but before rebooting, I used Synaptic to install
> the remaining 2.6.10-1.770 drivers I needed (alsa, ivtv, lirc,
> video4linux). Then I rebooted.
> Then it went hellish.
> X no longer loads. I get the following error when it tries to start:
> API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module is version 1.0.7174, but this
> library is version 1.0.7167. Please be sure your kernel's module and
> all NVIDIA driver files have the same driver version.
> The error shows up right after the line "reading config from
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf" (or something like that - I am not at the
> mythbox). Which component of the drivers does this mean it thinks is
> Anyway, I assumed that apt had messed up a a dependency somewhere so
> started in that direction...
> But annoyingly, the kernel upgrade also took out my ndiswrapper-based
> wireless ethernet (wmp54g) and I don't seem to have the correct
> version of ndiswrapper to make it work (I have 0.10 and 1.0 source,
> but neither will work and both squawk about 4K stacks). So now I can't
> get on the net.
> My mobo has onboard ethernet which I had disabled, so I tried to
> revert to that running a long wire across the room, but I can't get it
> to come up. There was no ifcfg-eth0 file under
> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, so I created a basic one. Through some
> combination of ifup, ifconfig and waving of dead chickens, the eth0
> device did come up once and I got on the net long enough to confirm
> with apt that I had correctly installed all of the 7174 nvidia driver
> stuff (driver, lib and module), so I don't know why it says something
> is 7167. And I can't find any way to fix it.
> Furthermore, when I rebooted after making some other changes, eth0 now
> won't come up again even though the ifcfg file now exists. ifup eth0
> generates no error, the device shows up as being detected at boot time
> in /var/log/messages, modprobe is correctly aliasing it, yet ifconfig
> eth0 says no device available.
> And I can't find a way to rollback to my prevous stable system.
> So, I am stuck with no Internet access and no X and no idea of how to fix it.
> Any suggestions? Has anyone seen this problem with nvidia 7174 and FC2
> 2.6.10-1.770? I can't find much helpful on the web.
> I seem to have painted myself into a corner and can't find a way out.
> Yet nothing "untoward" happened during my apt/synaptic installs...
> Help/ideas would be truly appreciated.
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