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From: Otávio Cipriani <otavio.n.cipriani@...>
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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:30:52 -0200
<div class="gmail_quote">Em 16/02/2012 04:36, &quot;Nikos Chantziaras&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:realnc@...">realnc@...</a>&gt; escreveu:<br type="attribution"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
On 16/02/12 02:06, Frank Peters wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
After updating nvidia-drivers from 290.10 to 295.20-r1, I cannot start X<br>
and the log files contain this message:<br>
<br>
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the<br>
[  3482.609] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     system&#39;s kernel log for additional error messages and<br>
[  3482.609] (EE) NVIDIA(0):     consult the NVIDIA README for details.<br>
[  3482.609] (EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***<br>
[  3482.609]<br>
<br>
NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 295.20, but<br>
NVRM: this kernel module has the version 290.10.<br>
<br>
What could be the problem?  I&#39;ve seen no other reports of<br>
this issue.<br>
</blockquote>
<br>
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 &quot;modprobe -r nvidia&quot; and then restarting X.<br>

<br>
Contrary to other posts, you do NOT need to rebuild your kernel.  You only need to load the new kernel module.<br>
<br>
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</blockquote></div>
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