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From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@...>
Subject: Re: Nvidia Update Problem
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:34:24 +0200
On 16/02/12 02:06, Frank Peters wrote:
> After updating nvidia-drivers from 290.10 to 295.20-r1, I cannot start X
> and the log files contain this message:
>
> (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the
> [  3482.609] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     system's kernel log for additional error messages and
> [  3482.609] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     consult the NVIDIA README for details.
> [  3482.609] (EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***
> [  3482.609]
>
> NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 295.20, but
> NVRM: this kernel module has the version 290.10.
>
> What could be the problem?  I've seen no other reports of
> this issue.

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.



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