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Again - I have lost X-display
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <WideGlide@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 14:50:07 -0500
  • Message-id: <20031004195007.GA2712@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I have lost XDisplay again (NVidia TNT2, SuSE 8.1, stock kernel).

Did belated security patch-update to kernel,
installed (per instructions):

_startx_ and get:

Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sat Oct 4 14:44:43 2003
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config"
NV: could not open control device /dev/nvidiactl (No such device)
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.


pat@wahoo# modprobe nvidia
/lib/modules/2.4.19-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: unresolved symbol __pollwait
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
and it has unresolved symbols. Contact the module supplier for
assistance, only they can help you.

/lib/modules/2.4.19-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.19-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.19-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o: insmod nvidia failed

I am open to _any_ and _all_ suggestions......

Patrick Shanahan Registered Linux User #207535 @

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