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    nvidia drivers (64 bit)


    I've taken the plunge into the world of gentoo.
    So far i love it.

    I've had a 64 bit pc for over a year and this is the first time going with a 64 bit o/s.
    I've gotten everything up and running. I'm loving emerge.

    The only major trouble i'm having so far is video card drivers.
    I've emerged nvidia-kernel and everything installs ok. But when i modprobe the nvidia driver i get an error:

    localhost ~ # modprobe nvidia
    FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/2.6.14-gentoo-r5/video/nvidia.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)


    and dmesg give:
    nvidia: Unknown symbol register_ioctl32_conversion
    nvidia: Unknown symbol unregister_ioctl32_conversion

    seems like a rather generic error and i have been unable to find a resolution to it. Is there a kernel option i need to include?
    I've used a custom kernel (not much customization) and the genkernel. Both give the same error.

    I'm at a loss right now. I have the standard nvidia geforce driver working, but i'd like to use the other one. I've tried downloading directly from nvidia and get the same thing.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    What version of the nvidia drivers are you using?

    I would unmask the newest versions and try those before anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruven
    What version of the nvidia drivers are you using?

    I would unmask the newest versions and try those before anything else.
    yep! i have native 64bit system here and have this version of the driver/kernel module
    Code:
    media-video/nvidia-glx
          Latest version available: 1.0.7667
    media-video/nvidia-kernel
          Latest version available: 1.0.7667
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    Thanks for the help. As i said i'm still new at gentoo perhaps you can tell me how to unmask and get the newer version. Is there another repository i should be looking at or somthing like that? This is what i'm seeing:

    Code:
    *  media-video/nvidia-kernel
          Latest version available: 1.0.6629-r4
          Latest version installed: 1.0.6629-r4

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    Code:
    nano -w /etc/portage/package.keywords
    And then add:

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    media-video/nvidia-glx -*
    media-video/nvidia-kernel -*
    If that doesn't work, then remove the "-*" signs and add a "=" before the media word.

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    Thank you very much, worked great!

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