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  1. Default Can't load NVIDIA kernel module even though /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates does contain nvidia*.ko

    Hi,

    After I seemed to fix this previous thread's issues I rebooted. Only to find that the NVIDIA kernel module wasn't loading. I have run:

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -a nvidia
    but that returns:

    Code:
    modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': No such device
    even though lspci -k clearly shows a NVIDIA device does exist. Namely this is lspci -k's output:

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel modules: ie31200_edac
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: i915
            Kernel modules: i915
    00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
            Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
            Kernel modules: xhci_pci
    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: mei_me
            Kernel modules: mei_me
    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
            Kernel modules: ehci_pci
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
            Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d5)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev d5)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d5)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #7 (rev d5)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
            Kernel modules: ehci_pci
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM87 Express LPC Controller (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
            Kernel modules: lpc_ich
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c_i801
    01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev a1)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 219c
            Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
    07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2154
            Kernel driver in use: wl
            Kernel modules: bcma, wl
    09:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci
            Kernel modules: rtsx_pci
    0f:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1966
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
            Kernel modules: r8169
    I have also run:

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -a nvidia-drm
    but that fails and returns:

    Code:
    modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_drm': No such device
    By-the-way the kernel modules for both nvidia and nvidia-drm do exist in /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates, namely there are the following modules with nvidia in their name in said folder:

    Code:
    nvidia-drm.ko  nvidia.ko  nvidia-modeset.ko  nvidia-uvm.ko
    Any ideas?

    Thanks for your time,
    Brenton
    Brenton Horne: Linux enthusiast and writer of ​The Hornery.
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    Default AW: Can't load NVIDIA kernel module even though /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates does contain nvidia

    What kernel is running there?
    Where did you get the Nvidia driver?
    And if kernel 4.10, do you patch the nvidia drivers?

  3. Default Re: Can't load NVIDIA kernel module even though /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates does contain nvidia

    Sure did patch the NVIDIA drivers (using the Ubuntu patch https://pkgs.rpmfusion.org/cgit/nonf...nel_4.10.patch), 4.10 is my kernel and I use the official NVIDIA driver. If you need more details here is my OBS repository that provides this package. I have been told that other users have found that my OBS package works perfectly, without this problem.
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    Default AW: Can't load NVIDIA kernel module even though /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates does contain nvidia

    This is my patch:
    http://openmafia.org/~osf/Downloads/...nel_4.10.patch

    Also from Ubuntu.
    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...buntu2.diff.gz
    You need only the kernel 4.10 Patch.

    Code:
    nvidia-settings -v
    
    nvidia-settings:  version 378.13  (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-05)  Tue Feb  7 19:35:55 PST
    2017
      The NVIDIA X Server Settings tool.
    
      This program is used to configure the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.
      For more detail, please see the nvidia-settings(1) man page.
    No nvidia in /updates:
    Code:
    ls -al /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates
    insgesamt 6112
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      36 28. Feb 19:09 .
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root     422 28. Feb 19:19 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4715744 28. Feb 18:29 r8168.ko
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1538320 28. Feb 18:29 smi2021.ko
    They are in /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/video/
    Code:
    ls -al /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/video/
    insgesamt 50408
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      154 28. Feb 19:19 .
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      820 28. Feb 18:24 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      384 28. Feb 18:24 backlight
    drwxr-xr-x 1 root root      302 28. Feb 18:24 fbdev
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  3236816 28. Feb 19:19 nvidia-drm.ko
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23514624 28. Feb 19:19 nvidia.ko
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  1409680 28. Feb 19:19 nvidia-modeset.ko
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23432728 28. Feb 19:19 nvidia-uvm.ko
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    16272 28. Feb 11:41 vgastate.ko
    Edit:
    You have the same Patch???.....

  5. Default Re: Can't load NVIDIA kernel module even though /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates does contain nvidia

    I just switched over to your patch and it's made no difference. I still don't autoload the NVIDIA module.
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  6. Default Re: Can't load NVIDIA kernel module even though /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/updates does contain nvidia

    I've even installed NVIDIA's own modprobe program https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-modprobe via running:

    Code:
    wget -cqO- https://github.com/NVIDIA/nvidia-modprobe/archive/378.13.tar.gz | tar xz
    cd nvidia-modprobe-378.13
    make
    sudo make install
    then I ran:

    Code:
    sudo /usr/local/bin/nvidia-modprobe
    and still lspci -k shows the NVIDIA module is not loaded! Running optirun glxgears still returns:

    Code:
    [  442.906050] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver
    
    
    [  442.906107] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.

    just to be clear I'm not yelling at you, I know you're trying to help me. Just having a little temper tantrum at the situation as it makes no sense.
    Brenton Horne: Linux enthusiast and writer of ​The Hornery.
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