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31st July 2008, 11:52 PM
I'm trying to install the newest Nvidia Drivers on a clean install of Fedora 9. The driver version is 173.14.12. I installed it using the nvidia utility and it installs cleanly, but when I try to start X I get an error that

NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0

If I check dmesg the output is:

NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:898)
NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed

I'm running a Nvidia Geforce 7900GT and previously had a working driver on Fedora 8. Has anyone else had this problem?

1st August 2008, 05:32 PM
I installed it using the nvidia utility

hmm... have you tried installing from livna repository? Or you used something else

4th August 2008, 01:09 AM
I reinstalled fedora as the i686 version and this time installed from the livna repo. I get the exact same error.