Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Nvidia Update Problem
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:02:56
Message-Id: jhi81j$nbh$
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Nvidia Update Problem by Frank Peters
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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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: Nvidia Update Problem Frank Peters <frank.peters@×××××××.net>