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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:47 am    Post subject: SOLVED: Error: could not insert 'nvidia' :Exec format error Reply with quote

Error: could not insert 'nvidia' :Exec format error

is the error when i try startx

this is post update with the new kernel 3.5.7 and with udev 1.9

I have tried emerge -e xorg-server
and
emerge -e nvidia-drivers

still get the same error.

Problem was it was compiled for a newer kernel and I was booting into the older kernel.
Updated grub for the new kernel. Of course my wifi module doesn't work w/ the newer kernel, but progress is wing made.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it was compiled for a different kernel I'm assuming?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I get it you made a new kernel, but wifi isn't working, so you booted into your old one and now nvidia doesn't work.
Since the module was compiled for the newer kernel, this is to be expected.
emerge nvidia-drivers should fix it
Of course you could also try fixing the wifi issue and use the new kernel with the working nvidia module (I guess it does work with the new kernel?)
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