[ATrpms-users] nvidia upgrade problem
john.robinson at anonymous.org.uk
Sun Jan 16 15:50:08 CET 2011
On 16/01/2011 14:23, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky wrote:
> John Robinson wrote at about 11:47:01 +0000 on Sunday, January 16, 2011:
> > On 16/01/2011 00:18, Jeffrey J. Kosowsky wrote:
> > > I just ran yum update and got the latest 184.108.40.206 drivers that
> > > replace the previous 220.127.116.11 version.
> > >
> > > However, X11 is no longer working and the syslog shows the following
> > > message:
> > > NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 260.19.29, but
> > > NVRM: this kernel module has the version 260.19.21. Please
> > > NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
> > > NVRM: components have the same version.
> > [...]
> > > Graphics was working fine before the yum update. I didn't reboot.
> > > All I did was "stop prefdm; start prefdm"
> > There's the problem right there. You're still running the older kernel
> > module because you didn't reboot (or otherwise switch to the newer
> > kernel module; I imagine you could have stopped prefdm, unloaded the old
> > module, loaded the new one, and started prefdm instead of rebooting).
> But I did "stop prefdm"; did the nvidia-graphics-switch and then
> "start prefdm"
But had you logged out of X (Gnome, KDE or whatever) and switched to a
> That is supposed to change the kernel modules.
> I also btw tried it manually...
It will change which one is auto-loaded. It can't unload the kernel
modules if X is still running.
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