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safina
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:09 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Xorg not woring with Nvidia Reply with quote

I have an Nvidia GTX 580, and the problem i'm having is that everytime i try to start the nvidia module with
Code:
modprobe nvidia
sometimes it works and sometimes don't. And when i try to start Xorg i get an error saying that
Code:
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': No such device
But when i do sucess to load nvidia module and i try to start X i got another error
Code:
 NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidiactl (No such device or address).
And in both cases i have and Fatal Error on X saying that i have no screen. Can someone plz help me .-.



Srry about the bad english :V


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might get more info with:
Code:
tail /var/log/messages

I'd recommend the Nvidia forum instead - see reporting problems.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ty for the reply ... now i have an idea on what's going wrong ...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So looking on
Code:
tail /var/log/messages
i figured out that the nvidia driver was having some conflitcs with my kernel. So i compiled again my kernel, and this time i disabled all the options related with Nouveau. And for the X, i used the xorg.conf generated from the nvidia-xconfig. With this settings i managed to start X with no problems :]
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By blacklisting is it possible to build for both nVidia and nouveau drivers. The blacklisting simply keeps any modules from getting autoloaded at boot time. When you actually start Xorg, it will use /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then autoload the necessary kernel module(s).

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist includes:
Code:
blacklist nvidia
blacklist nouveau

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Nouveau_%26_nvidia-drivers_switching
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same question, not solved yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diablo465 wrote:
same question, not solved yet.


It's probably in your best interest to start your own topic/thread so we don't have responses to two separate people, so you can post your own relevant information there. :)
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