Fatal error inserting nvidia

fatal error inserting nvidia

FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/ Since the last nvidia driver update 173.14.09_2.6.22.18_0.2-0.1, from the official nvidia. As part of installing this driver (version: 470.74), the existing driver ERROR: Error while parsing line 915 of '/var/lib/nvidia/log'. Installing NVIDIA driver version 378.13. CONFTEST: nvidia_grid_build fatal error: linux/fence.h: No such file or directory. fatal error inserting nvidia

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I’m trying to install my Tesla S1070 on my new system and I’m having a problem with the NVIDIA driver. After installing using -k to specify the kernel version I want because using the default option doesn’t install it just dies when attempting the insmod with no such device error, I do a modprobe nvidia and I get the same error message as in the driver install script which is expected. This is the error:

ig ~ # modprobe nvidia
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/ No such device

I’ve also tried with the stock CentOS 5.4 kernel 2.6.18-164.10.1.el5 and it yields the same results.

If I do an lspci it shows the device being there:
0b:00.0 3D controller: nVidia Corporation GT200 [Tesla C1060] (rev a1)
0d:00.0 3D controller: nVidia Corporation GT200 [Tesla C1060] (rev a1)
8b:00.0 3D controller: nVidia Corporation GT200 [Tesla C1060] (rev a1)
8d:00.0 3D controller: nVidia Corporation GT200 [Tesla C1060] (rev a1)

This hardware also worked in another system before I transferred it over to the new hardware so I know it is functioning correctly as well. I’ve also tried disabling the nvidia/riva fb module in the kernel as well.

The system also has an nvidia integrated video card that I’ve also disabled. I added an ATI card in an extra pci slot and set the add on card to be the primary card in the BIOS. I thought maybe the module was trying to attach itself to the built in nvidia video card, but it still gives the same results of no such device.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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grep dimensions

This will report the size in pixels, and in millimeters.

If these numbers are wrong, you can correct them by modifying the X server's DPI setting. See Appendix E, Dots Per Inch for details.

OpenGL applications don't work, and my X log file contains the error:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Unable to map device node /dev/zero with read and write (EE) NVIDIA(0): privileges. The GLX extension will be disabled on this (EE) NVIDIA(0): X screen. Please see the COMMON PROBLEMS section in the (EE) NVIDIA(0): README for more information.

The NVIDIA OpenGL driver must be able to map anonymous memory with read and write execute privileges in order to function correctly. The driver needs this ability to allocate aligned memory, which is used for certain optimizations. Currently, GLX cannot run without these optimizations.

X doesn't start, and my log file contains a message like the following:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to allocate primary buffer: failed to set CPU access (EE) NVIDIA(0): for surface. Please see Chapter 8: Common Problems in (EE) NVIDIA(0): the README for troubleshooting suggestions.

The NVIDIA X driver needs to be able to access the buffers it allocates from the CPU, but wasn't able to set up this access. This commonly fails if you're using a large virtual desktop size. Although your GPU may have enough onboard video memory for the buffer, the amount of usable memory may be limited if the IndirectMemoryAccess option is disabled, or if not enough address space was reserved for indirect memory access (this commonly occurs on 32-bit systems). If you're seeing this problem and are using a 32-bit operating system, it may be resolved by switching to a 64-bit operating system.

My log file contains a message like the following:

(WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Unable to enter interactive mode, because non-interactive (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): mode has been previously requested. The most common (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): cause is that a GPU compute application is currently (WW) NVIDIA(GPU-0): running. Please see the README for details.

This indicates that the X driver was not able to put the GPU in interactive mode, because another program has requested non-interactive mode. The GPU watchdog will not run, and long-running GPU compute programs may cause the X server and OpenGL programs to hang. If you intend to run long-running GPU compute programs, set the Interactive option to "off" to disable interactive mode.

The display settings I configured innvidia-settingsdo not persist.

Depending on the type of configuration being performed, nvidia-settings will save configuration changes to one of several places:

  • Static X server configuration changes are saved to the X configuration file (e.g. ). These settings are loaded by the X server when it starts, and cannot be changed without restarting X.

  • Dynamic, user-specific configuration changes are saved to . nvidia-settings loads this file and applies any settings contained within. These settings can be changed without restarting the X server, and can typically be configured through the nvidia-settings command line interface as well, or via the RandR and/or NV-CONTROL APIs.

  • User-specific application profiles edited in nvidia-settings are saved to . This file is loaded along with the other files in the application profile search path by the NVIDIA OpenGL driver when it is loaded by an OpenGL application. The driver evaluates the application profiles to determine which settings apply to the application. Changes made to this configuration file while an application is already running will be applied when the application is next restarted. See Appendix J, Application Profiles for more information about application profiles.

Settings in only take effect when processed by nvidia-settings, and therefore will not be loaded by default when starting a new X session. To load settings from without actually opening the nvidia-settings control panel, use the option on the nvidia-settings command line. nvidia-settings --load-config-only can be added to your login scripts to ensure that your settings are restored when starting a new desktop session.

Even after nvidia-settings has been run to restore any settings set in , some desktop environments (e.g. GNOME, KDE, Unity, Xfce) include advanced display configuration tools that may override settings that were configured via nvidia-settings. These tools may attempt to restore their own display configuration when starting a new desktop session, or when events such as display hotplugs, resolution changes, or VT switches occur.

These tools may also override some types of settings that are stored in and loaded from the X configuration file, such as any MetaMode strings that may specify the initial display layouts of NVIDIA X screens. Although the configuration of the initial MetaMode is static, it is possible to dynamically switch to a different MetaMode after X has started. This can have the effect of making the set of active displays, their resolutions, and layout positions as configured in the nvidia-settings control panel appear to be ineffective, when in reality, this configuration was active when starting X and then overridden later by the desktop environment.

If you believe that your desktop environment is overriding settings that you configured in nvidia-settings, some possible solutions are:

  • Use the display configuration tools provided as part of the desktop environment (e.g. gnome-control-center display, gnome-display-properties, kcmshell4 display, unity-control-center display, xfce4-display-settings) to configure your displays, instead of the nvidia-settings control panel or the xrandr command line tool. Setting your desired configuration using the desktop environment's tools should cause that configuration to be the one which is restored when the desktop environment overrides the existing configuration from nvidia-settings. If you are not sure which tools your desktop environment uses for display configuration, you may be able to discover them by navigating any available system menus for "Display" or "Monitor" control panels.

  • For settings loaded from which have been overridden, run nvidia-settings --load-config-only as needed to reload the settings from .

  • Disable any features your desktop environment may have for managing displays. (Note: this may disable other features, such as display configuration tools that are integrated into the desktop.)

  • Use a different desktop environment which does not actively manage display configuration, or do not use any desktop environment at all.

Some systems may have multiple different display configuration utilities, each with its own way of managing settings. In addition to conflicting with nvidia-settings, such tools may conflict with each other. If your system uses more than one tool for configuring displays, make sure to check the configuration of each tool when attempting to determine the source of any unexpected display settings.

My displays are reconfigured in unexpected ways when I plug in or unplug a display, or power a display off and then power it on again.

This is a special case of the issues described in “The display settings I configured in nvidia-settings do not persist.”. Some desktop environments which include advanced display configuration tools will automatically configure the display layout in response to detected configuration changes. For example, when a new display is plugged in, such a desktop environment may attempt to restore the previous layout that was used with the set of currently connected displays, or may configure a default layout based upon its own policy.

On X servers with support for RandR 1.2 or later, the NVIDIA X driver reports display hotplug events to the X server via RandR when displays are connected and disconnected. These hotplug events may trigger a desktop environment with advanced display management capabilities to change the display configuration. These changes may affect settings such as the set of active displays, their resolutions and positioning relative to each other, per-display color correction settings, and more.

In addition to hotplug events generated by connecting or disconnecting displays, DisplayPort displays will generate a hot unplug event when they power off, and a hotplug event when they power on, even if no physical plugging in or unplugging takes place. This can lead to hotplug-induced display configuration changes without any actual hotplug action taking place.

If display hotplug events are resulting in undesired configuration changes, try the solutions and workarounds listed in “The display settings I configured in nvidia-settings do not persist.”. Another workaround would be to disable the NVIDIA X driver's reporting of hotplug events with the UseHotplugEvents X configuration option. Note that this option will have no effect on DisplayPort devices, which must report all hotplug events to ensure proper functionality.