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On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:34:24 +0200
Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@...> wrote:
> The above error means that the kernel module that is currently loaded is
> the old one while the X driver is the new one. In other words, you only
> tried to restart X instead of rebooting the machine or terminating X,
> doing "modprobe -r nvidia" and then restarting X.
> Contrary to other posts, you do NOT need to rebuild your kernel. You
> only need to load the new kernel module.
Yes, that is exactly what had happened. I have my own X start script
that checks for an already loaded nvidia module and it does not load
the new module if the old module is loaded. After emerging the new
nvidia module, I had just shutdown X and then immediately restarted X
which kept the old module (at least until the next reboot).