nvidia driver install fails M-6 x86_64

Fresh install of M-6 x86_64 from DVD yesterday. KDE desktop and download of latest nvidia today. Following instructions from here:

NVIDIA/The hard way - openSUSE

How are people installing nvidia driver in M-6? For me it fails:

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Fri Apr 30 12:04:24 2010
installer version: 1.0.7
...
NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This happens most
       frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
       improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
       from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
       rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
       obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s), or NVIDIA GPU
       installed in this system is not supported by this NVIDIA Linux graphics
       driver release.
       
       Please see the log entries 'Kernel module load error' and 'Kernel
       messages' at the end of the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for
       more information.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
   -1 No such device
-> Kernel messages:
      21.502016] Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = -103012989 ns)
      21.764996] CPUFREQ: Per core ondemand sysfs interface is deprecated -
   up_threshold
      25.545270] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
      34.265840] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
      46.497852] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
     358.889989] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0.
   Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
     371.868378] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: nouveau_channel_free: freeing
   fifo 2
     371.868756] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: nouveau_channel_free: freeing
   fifo 1
     371.886828] bootsplash: scaling image from 1024x768 to 1680x1050
     372.475574] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: Allocating FIFO number 1
     372.476168] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: nouveau_channel_alloc:
   initialised FIFO 1
     372.492029] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: Allocating FIFO number 2
     372.492594] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: nouveau_channel_alloc:
   initialised FIFO 2
     379.227177] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: nouveau_channel_free: freeing
   fifo 2
     379.227968] [drm] nouveau 0000:00:05.0: nouveau_channel_free: freeing
   fifo 1
     422.161618] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
     422.161623] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
     422.759639] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1
   device(s).
     422.759643] NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb
   or
     422.759644] NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA
     422.759645] NVRM: device(s).
     422.759648] NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel
   module
     422.759649] NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb
     422.759650] NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module
   again.
     422.759652] NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

nvidia driver installation was working in M-5.

Apparently now I need to do a Failsafe boot. Then select console login and login as root. Then cd >path to>‘NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-195.36.24-pkg2.run’ and then:

# sh NV*.run -q
# nvidia-xconfig
# sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
# shutdown -r now

rotfl!

FWIW: Must have to do with nouveau driver.

FWIW2: In M-6 nouveau driver was buggy, resulting in to many things to list here. Guess I should check and see if there is an openSuSE Factory or 11.3 bug against nouveau?

I ran into the same problem yesterday. Uninstall nouveau, and then install the Nvidia driver.

Good Luck!

Romanator

Romanator wrote:

>
> I ran into the same problem yesterday. Uninstall nouveau, and then
> install the Nvidia driver.
>
>
> Good Luck!
>
> Romanator
>
Thanks for info, I was just getting ready to ask about deinstalling
nouveau. Also will nvidia-config and sax work,? In M5 I never got
them to work correctly.


Russ
| openSUSE 11.2 (2.6.31.12-18-desktop) x86_64 | KDE 4.4.2 release
241 | Intel Core 2 Dual E7200 | 4 GB RAM | GeForce 8400 GS | 320GB
Disc (2) |

Oddly I was able to install nvidia without removing nouveau. As stated in 2nd post I just booted in Failsafe and it installed. nvidia-xconfig and sax2 also worked. For me in M-5 nvidia-xconfig did work but sax2 did not.

I think for the time being I’m going to remove noveau though.

dwightpaige79 wrote:

>
> Oddly I was able to install nvidia without removing nouveau. As
> stated in 2nd post I just booted in Failsafe and it installed.
> nvidia-xconfig and sax2 also worked. For me in M-5 nvidia-xconfig
> did work but sax2 did not.
>
> I think for the time being I’m going to remove noveau though.
>
>
I just turned in Bug to Novell on MS6 installation DVD, Think its a
graphics problem. Bug # 601638. Live_CD works fine. Install DVD will
not work right after welcome Screen. Hardware is same as my
signature except 11.3 is on second disk drive.

Thanks for your help.

Russ
| openSUSE 11.2 (2.6.31.12-18-desktop) x86_64 | KDE 4.4.2 release
241 | Intel Core 2 Dual E7200 | 4 GB RAM | GeForce 8400 GS | 320GB
Disc (2) |

A recent update to the proprietary nVidia Linux 195.36.24 graphic driver add added official nVidia support for xserver 1.8.0 (where that xserver is in place for both M5 and M6): NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.36.24 Certified

Purportedly nVidia are also working on a similar update for the 173.x.x drivers: New Xorg 1.8 and nvidia-173.xx support. - nV News Forums

@upscope

Sax does work in Milestone 6, except that it crashes when you click on the “Test” button. I selected “Save” to avoid the crash.

The nvidia-xconfig will work as it is part of the Nvidia binary file installation process.

Good Luck!

Romanator