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From: Denis Shcherbakov <deniss@×××××××××.EDU>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] NVIDIA drivers
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:36:03
Message-Id: Pine.GSO.4.44.0208211817550.1288-100000@phoenix.Princeton.EDU
1 Hello...
3 I have just installed Gentoo and also installed and compiled X and KDE. I
4 have a GeForce3 Nvidia chip in my graphics card (64-MB Asus V8200), and so
5 I thought I'd use the new drivers.
7 So I followed the instructions to install those, using Code Listings 8
8 thru 10 in the Desktop Guide, and after I made those modifications, I
9 started X, only to see
11 NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module
13 As a result, X did not find any usable screens and died with a fatal
14 error.
16 After looking in /var/log/messages, I saw the following message
17 corresponding to an attempt to load NVdriver module into the kernel:
19 nvidia: couldn't map registers!
21 Before I made the modifications to use new Nvidia drivers, X started and
22 ran just fine from startx. It gave no errors.
24 Let me give you some detail about my system. I've a dual-processor
25 machine with 2.2GHz Xeons sitting on Tyan 2603 motherboard (Thunder i860
26 chipset), with 2GB Rambus RDRAM. I compiled the kernel for it
27 successfully, and there are no errors at boot. The graphics card has a
28 GeForce3 chip with 64MB of video RAM. I have a Sony flat 21'' monitor,
29 CPD-G520. Like I said, my X worked ok before i messed with Nvidia
30 drivers.
32 I saw an instruction document for Nvidia on, but it was
33 only in French!! DOH. I could really use some help about this. This
34 seems like a very common error, and a LOT of people are reporting this
35 same thing, and yet there seems to be no solution that I could find.
37 Please advise. Please let me know what other info you might need.
39 Best,
40 Denis


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Re: [gentoo-dev] NVIDIA drivers mike <vapier@×××××××.com>