[arch-general] NV GeForce 7600, nvidia-304xx-lts, but Failed to load module "nvidia"

Csányi Pál csanyipal at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 18:30:55 UTC 2014


I'm trying to replace nouveau driver with nvidia-304xx-lts for my
NVIDIA Corporation G73 [GeForce 7600 GT] videocard.

I'm following advices at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nvidia.

I have installed the linux kernel: core/linux-lts 3.14.21-1.

I modified the script for switching from nouveau to nvidia, like:
# nouveau -> nvidia
# run as root

set -e

# check if root
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
   echo "You must be root to run this script. Aborting...";
   exit 1;

if [ -e /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-nouveau.conf ]
    then rm -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-nouveau.conf

cp /Adatok/ArchLinuxBeallitasok/30-nvidia.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

sed -i 's/MODULES="nouveau"/#MODULES="nouveau"/' /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

pacman -Rdds --noconfirm xf86-video-nouveau mesa-libgl lib32-mesa-dri
pacman -S --noconfirm nvidia-304xx-lts lib32-nvidia-304xx-libgl

mkinitcpio -p linux


The 30-nvidia.conf is:
Section "Device"
        Identifier "Nvidia Card"
        Driver "nvidia"
        VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
        Option "NoLogo" "true"

When I run after reboot and bash login:
$ startx

I get not the X Window system, but error messages.
The /var/log/Xorg.0.log file is:
[   229.009] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[   229.009] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[   229.010] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   229.010]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   229.010]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   229.012] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module.
Please check your
[   229.012] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages.
[   229.012] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[   229.012] (II) Unloading nvidia
[   229.013] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
[   229.013] (EE) No drivers available.

What am I missing here? How can I solve this problem?

Regards from Pal

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