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    Nvidia issues

    Hello,

    I`m having some issues when I try to enable the Nvidia driver on my FC7 installation.

    The error message is this:

    nvidia.ko for ketnel 2.6.20-2936.fc7.xen was not found

    What should I do?

    Please advice!
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    Driver has been installed, the same way as is is described int that URL. The problem si that It can`t be enabled.
    At boot the error message is: nvidia.ko for ketnel 2.6.20-2936.fc7.xen was not found and the status is failed!
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodesignweb
    Driver has been installed, the same way as is is described int that URL. The problem si that It can`t be enabled.
    At boot the error message is: nvidia.ko for ketnel 2.6.20-2936.fc7.xen was not found and the status is failed!
    My apologies. All I can say is make sure the kmod-nvidia package matches the kernel number. When did this kernel update come out? Maybe the kmod-nvidia just isnt released yet? Did you have nvidia working on this install before with xen or is it a fresh install? Last, do you need xen? Judging from your screen name you probably do use the virtualization...

    (in other words, a lame empty post with no answers. Consider it a neighborly bump )

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    Hello,

    I had a friend that installed FC7 for me, because I was at work. When I check it I noticed this Xen kernel . Is there a way to remove it? If so, how? This is the only option I have at boot.

    Is the first time I use xen and try to enable nvidia driver for it
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    I seem to remember reading that there are problems with Xen and the nvidia drivers. I will go check on that, but in the mean time, please post your hardware list and the output of "uname -a". We need to be sure you installed the correct driver for your hardware....

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    http://www.smolts.org/show?UUID=92cf...4-1d348d07143e

    [dragos@86-124-101-068 ~]$ uname -a
    Linux 86-124-101-068.iasi.cablelink.ro 2.6.20-2936.fc7xen #1 SMP Fri Sep 21 12:07:35 EDT 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
    Last edited by rodesignweb; 27th November 2007 at 08:39 PM.
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    Hello:
    The Xen kernel is not currently supported by nVivida :
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...&highlight=xen

    You can search through the forum listed above as some patches have been made by users or install a regular kernel, boot from that and then install the corresponding kmod-nvidia package from livna.

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    You may also want to determine whether you installed the correct driver. I think you should be using the legacy driver. (kmod-nvidia-legacy-1.0.7185-2.2.6.21_1.3194.fc7.i686.rpm) You could check by doing yum list kmod-nvidia* and the system will tell you what is available and what is installed. ( I am guessing you have the livna repo enabled..) But like Seve stated, you will probably have to find a patch to make it work with the Xen kernel. My advice is if you don't have a lot of time invested in this install, just reinstall the plain i386 kernel and go from there. (unless there are some Xen features you planned on using....)

    Kid

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    kmod-nvidia.i686 100.14.19-1.2.6.23.1_2 installed
    Available Packages
    kmod-nvidia.i586 100.14.19-1.2.6.23.1_2 livna
    kmod-nvidia-96xx.i586 96.43.01-1.2.6.23.1_21 livna
    kmod-nvidia-96xx.i686 96.43.01-1.2.6.23.1_21 livna
    kmod-nvidia-96xx-PAE.i686 96.43.01-1.2.6.23.1_21 livna
    kmod-nvidia-PAE.i686 100.14.19-1.2.6.23.1_2 livna
    kmod-nvidia-legacy.i586 71.86.01-2.2.6.23.1_21 livna
    kmod-nvidia-legacy.i686 71.86.01-2.2.6.23.1_21 livna
    kmod-nvidia-legacy-PAE.i686 71.86.01-2.2.6.23.1_21 livna

    How can the kernel i386 be reinstalled?
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    Before installing another kernel, you might just try removing your current driver and installing the legacy one.

    As root:
    yum -y remove kmod-nvidia
    yum -y install kmod-nvidia-legacy



    and see if the driver will work for you.......



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    Hello Kid,

    Same problem
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    Then you may have to try installing the i386 kernel.

    You can find what kernels are available with the yum command like you did before...

    yum list kernel* (we have to do it that way because I don't know the name of the i386 kernel package for the latest kernel)

    Pick the i386 kernel that matches the driver you just installed. (ie 2.2.6.23.1_21) and install it as root: yum -y install kernel(the one that matches your driver from the yum listing)

    Then reboot

    You should have a new grub menu choice for the kernel you installed choose it and boot into the new kernel.

    I don't think you will have to reinstall the driver at this point, but you may want to install the kernel-devel pkg with yum. Don't do this until you boot into the newly installed kernel.

    Let us know....

    Kid

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    yum list kernel*
    fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
    livna 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
    Installed Packages
    kernel.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 installed
    kernel.i686 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 installed
    kernel-headers.i386 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 installed
    kernel-xen.i686 2.6.20-2936.fc7 installed
    kernel-xen.i686 2.6.20-2925.9.fc7 installed
    Available Packages
    kernel.i586 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-PAE.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-PAE-debug.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-PAE-debug-devel.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-PAE-devel.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-debug.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-debug-devel.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-devel.i686 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-devel.i586 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-doc.noarch 2.6.23.1-21.fc7 updates
    kernel-xen-2.6-doc.noarch 2.6.20-2936.fc7 updates
    kernel-xen-devel.i686 2.6.20-2936.fc7 updates
    If we have /dev/powerbutton, what would touch /dev/powerbutton do?

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    Looks like you already have what you need, what you don't have is a grub menu item to allow you to boot to the correct kernel. Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf

    Follow the existing format and add an entry ( you have to be root to edit the file) that matches the i386 kernel in your yum listing. Save it and when you reboot you should have a menu choice for the i386 kernel, choose it and see if things begin working with the driver.

    Kid

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