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What is the exact error that you are getting?

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I don't know about the 7676 driver, but some older cards, such as yours, can't use the newer drivers. Try 7174. Check about he legacy drivers.

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mx440 SHOULD work fine with the new driver! No need for the legacy one...

Last driver that works great in most systems is 8178, while the newer one has issues which are not resolved yet... so 8178 is my recommendation.

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It found my NVIDIA MX440 O.K.

I only installed Mandrivia this afternoon so I am new to this aswell.

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it? what found it? whatever :mellow:

2.6.12-21mdk

I got this finaly.This error blowed up with with latest drivers

 

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'. This is most likely

because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.

Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your

kernel and that they are properly configured; on Red Hat Linux systems,

for example, be sure you have the 'kernel-source' RPM installed. If you

know the correct kernel source files are installed, you may specify the

kernel source path with the '--kernel-source-path' command line option.

 

I also notced something that I don`t know if it is worth examining :

 

WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-21mdk/Module.symvers

is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

 

and this

 

-> Kernel module compilation complete.

 

so driver prevent itself from accessing libraries or what? :wall:

 

do I deinstall DKMS?

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Try:

 

updatedb
slocate nvidia.ko

 

does it exist? This would help show whether it compiled OK. Also, check for the existence of the symlink /usr/src/linux. Here is mine as an example, this should point to your current kernel source:

 

[ian@elise ~]$ ls -l /usr/src
total 1
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root root  18 May  3 14:58 linux -> linux-2.6.12-18mdk/
drwxr-xr-x  21 root root 696 May  3 14:57 linux-2.6.12-18mdk/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  80 Apr 29 15:03 madwifi-0.20050829/
drwxr-xr-x   7 root root 168 Apr 29 15:00 RPM/
drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  80 Apr 29 15:03 slmodem-2.9.10/

 

as you can see /usr/src/linux points to /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-18mdk on my system. Yours should be similar, of course the kernel source might be different depending on the kernel you are running and the source installed. So on your system /usr/src/linux should point to 2.6.12-21mdk.

 

If it doesn't exist, you can do this:

 

ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.12-21mdk /usr/src/linux

 

that will create the symlink. Then compile the nvidia driver again running the install.

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it? what found it? whatever :mellow:

2.6.12-21mdk

I got this finaly.This error blowed up with with latest drivers

...

Sounds doubledecluch to me, As I say. I Am new to linux mandriva and linux itself!

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I got this

 

[root@localhost ulukaj]# slocate nvidia.ko

/var/lib/dkms/nvidia/8756-0.1.20060plf/2.6.12-21mdk/i586/module/nvidia.ko.gz

/lib/modules/2.6.12-21mdk/kernel/drivers/char/drm/nvidia.ko.gz

/lib/modules/2.6.12-21mdk/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko.gz

 

[root@localhost /]# ls -l usr/src/

total 20

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 May 19 19:09 linux -> linux-2.6.12-21mdk/

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 18 17:56 linux-2.6.12-12mdk/

drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 May 19 19:09 linux-2.6.12-18mdk/

drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 May 19 20:04 linux-2.6.12-21mdk/

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 19 20:04 nvidia-8756-0.1.20060plf/

drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 May 15 02:06 RPM/

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And if you type:

 

uname -r

 

it definitely reports the same version as your kernel source? Just find it strange it doesnt seem to be working. What driver are you using? The dkms one or one you downloaded directly from nvidia?

 

If using dkms, then you need to reboot, and press ESC to view the boot sequence and the module should be installed at startup. Is everything relating to dkms installed? Can you run:

 

rpm -qa | grep dkms

 

so we can see what's installed.

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root@localhost ulukaj]# rpm -qa | grep dkms

dkms-minimal-2.0.5.9-3mdk

dkms-2.0.5.9-3mdk

 

[root@localhost ulukaj]# rpm -qa |grep kernel

 

nvidia-kernel-2.6.12-12mdk-7676-1mdk

kernel-2.6.12.21mdk-1-1mdk

kernel-2.6.12.12mdk-1-1mdk

kernel-source-2.6-2.6.12-21mdk

 

I feel helpless

:wall:

 

the reason I want to install a new driver is because kde responds slow on input,invalid screen areas take visible time to reapaint etc.My video card might be old but it should be able to handle it.On the other hand anything that requires so much system ressources seems bloated and unefficient to me.That is of course except games and other stuff that even well optimized monopolize the system.I`m not happy :(

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The rpm -qa | grep kernel doesn't tell you what kernel version is running, it only tells you what is installed. Use:

 

uname -r

 

to check what is running.

 

However, I think you need to do:

 

urpmi dkms-nvidia

 

or download the nvidia driver from nvidia here:

 

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display...2_1.0-8756.html

 

this is for the 32 bit version of Linux. If you need another version for 64 bit Intel machines or AMD, go here:

 

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

 

These are easily downloadable, and to install just:

 

su (enter root password when prompted)
sh filename.sh

 

where filename.sh is the name of the nvidia driver. My example assumes you are in the directory that you saved the nvidia driver to. But of course, you still need to make sure your running kernel matches your kernel source with:

 

uname -r

 

before you attempt any of this. If the running kernel isn't the same as the source that you are using, it will always fail, no matter what.

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Can you post the output from:

 

urpmq --list-media

 

I want to see what sources you have. Can you not give it the Installation DVD if it asks for it. Probably needs it for installing an app, but post the output from the command above, so I can see what sources you have. And you're still not telling me what the result is from:

 

uname -r

 

help me to help you get the solution by giving me the information I need.

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