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Old 16th January 2009, 12:58 PM
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nVidia Drivers - "no screens found"

I have searched all over and can not find a solution to this problem. I am running Rawhide.

When trying to install the nVidia drivers as per Leigh's F10 & F9 nVidia Guide (installing the akmod package on a Go 7600 GPU), I am unable to start X. It refuses to start with the following error:

================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================
This server has a video driver ABI version of 5.0 that this
driver does not officially support.  Please check
http://www.nvidia.com/ for driver updates or downgrade to an X
server with a supported driver ABI.
(EE) NVIDIA: Use the -ignoreABI option to override this check.
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Here is some system information:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(this is only one of the many variants I have tried )
# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder63)  Tue Jan  6 10:03:02 PST 2009

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"

Section "Files"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers"
    ModulePath      "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "AIGLX" "on"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from data in "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard"
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "keyboard"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"

Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "HP dv9000"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 150.0

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Videocard0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    BusID          "01:00.0"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Videocard0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "TwinView" "0"
    Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    Option         "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option         "MultiGPU" "on"
    Option         "SLI" "on"
    SubSection     "Display"
	Viewport    0 0
        Depth       24
	Modes       "1280x1024"

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "Enable"
dmesg | grep video
pci 0000:01:00.0: Boot video device
Linux video capture interface: v2.00
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 Camera (0c45:62c0)
uvcvideo: UVC non compliance - GET_DEF(PROBE) not supported. Enabling workaround.
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
lsmod | grep nvidia
nvidia               7215268  0 
i2c_core               21912  2 nvidia,i2c_i801
lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce Go 7600] (rev a1)
rpm -qa | grep nvidia
uname -r
Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 16th January 2009, 11:13 PM
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Since you are running rawhide, your best chance at a solution is either on the mailing list http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate#Mailing_Lists or since it's the nVidia driver, try http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/foru...?s=&forumid=14

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