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    Just burned his ISO
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    Portland, Oregon

    Default Nvidia No such device on kernel 3.2.6

    Evening everyone!
    I’m hoping to alleviate some issues I’m having with my NVidia driver. I’ll cover everything I did first.
    I installed BT5R1 64bit and before doing anything updated everything.
    aptitude update
    aptitude upgrade
    Afterwards I downloaded the following driver for my 8800GTS.
    Version: 295.20
    Release Date: 2012.02.13
    Operating System: Linux 64-bit
    Language: English (U.S.)
    File Size: 55.6 MB
    I installed following a combination of the methods used here and here.
    cd /usr/src/linux
    cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    vi /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    Inserted ‘nouveau.modeset=0’ just before ‘vga=791’ (I have 2 displays so there were 2 insertions)
    esc : wq!
    update-initramfs -u
    sh --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6
    Install completes without a hitch.

    Now when I try to startx I get this error:
    FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/3.2.6/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko): No such device
    I checked the directory and nvidia.ko is there. I like to think my google fu is strong but I just can’t seem to find a solution. I found this post that I may try out, but wanted to check here first to see if anyone has had any luck resolving this. There are many posts out there regarding this issue just not many that seem to help.

    I should note that on a clean install if I apply the exact same process before the 3.2.6 kernel everything works fine…. It's only after I upgrade.

  2. #2
    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Re: Nvidia No such device on kernel 3.2.6

    I'm sorry I can't help you but I'll bump it because i'm having a similar issue. We need a comprehensive tutorial on how to instal and configure nvidia drivers.

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