On Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 06:55:11PM -0700, Robin Laing wrote:
On 31/01/16 16:29, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>I wrote the inquiry below to the fedora users maillinglist
>>but there was no response except a suggestion to ask here,
>>so this is it.
>I recently had a problem with the nvidia-340xx. I would only get a blank screen with
>being started. I did not check the logs I just did what has worked for me in the
>1. dnf erase *nvidia*
>2. reboot (You could either boot to gui using nouveau or multi-user mode)
>3. dnf install akmod-nvidia-340xx (In your case akmod-nvidia-304xx
>>Since writing the text below, another Fedora 23
>>kernel-4.3.3-303.fc23.x86_64 made an appearance, along with a new
>>but they exhibit the identical fault.
>>The latest two kernels and the nvidia-304xx module are incompatible.
>>That is, the nvidia.ko module built by akmod-nvidia-304xx won't load.
>>That means that my three machines with older nvidia video cards (one
>>built into the mobo) are stuck running the old
>>In the past, incompatibilities were resolved in about a week.
>>This time, it's nearly a month. No new package of akmod-nvidia-304xx
>>or kmod-nvidia-304xx has shown up at the
>>The akmod-nvidia-340xx module on another machine that needs it runs fine.
>>Does anyone have a clue when this older version of the nvidia module
>>might be fixed?
>>Here are the error messages with the newer kernel:
>>Console error message when trying to run 'startxfce':
>>(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
>>modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': Unknown symbol in module,
>>or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
>> From dmesg:
>>[ 12.563315] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
>>[ 12.563325] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
>>[ 12.573867] nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_del (err 0)
>>[ 12.573977] nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_add (err 0)
>>[ 31.162308] nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_del (err 0)
>>[ 31.162397] nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_add (err 0)
>>[ 81.656643] nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_del (err 0)
>>[ 81.656736] nvidia: Unknown symbol mtrr_add (err 0)
I tried akmods for 340 on F23 and it doesn't work either. It won't
Testing from a terminal using akmods --force to rebuild them, I found that
there is an error in the kernel source that won't work.
I will start a different thread about it.
I'm glad to see (from your other thread) that you were able to fix
your nvidia-340xx setup. As I said above, my experience with that
version has been completely satisfactory. It is only the nvidia-304xx
module that is, and remains, broken. Perhaps your experience
demonstrates why fresh installs should be preferred over upgrades.
Today my brother's machine in Italy that I maintain via an ipsec tunnel
also failed with the nvidia-304xx package and a dnf update. To my
surprise I found his video card is a GeForce 605, which purports to be
new enough to be supported by the mainstream nvidia driver. Sure enough,
when I installed the akmod-nvidia-358.16-1.fc22.x86_64, it worked.
So my experiments confirm that
akmod-nvidia-358.16-1.fc22.x86_64 - works
akmod-nvidia-340xx-340.96-1.fc23.x86_64 - works
akmod-nvidia-304xx-304.131-1.fc23.x86_64 - fails
David A. De Graaf DATIX, Inc. Hendersonville, NC
"God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way."
-Arturo Toscanini to a trumpet player