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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.