NVidia Issue when updating Mageia7-RC to Final via iso-file

NVidia Issue when updating Mageia7-RC to Final via iso-file

Postby Kosh » Jul 12th, '19, 23:26


I have not seen this issue reported yet so far, so I guessed I should report it here for others to benefit from it.
Did any of you experience NVidia-troubles when updating Mageia7-RC to Final via the iso-file?
I used the official x64-iso on a USB stick.
I got stuck with the NVidia \-driver not starting and had to switch to tty2 and figure it out.

The logfile gave the following:
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  2717.701] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.9.log", Time: Fri Jul 12 16:21:36 2019

  2717.704] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[  2717.704] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[  2717.704] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
[  2717.704] (II) v4l driver for Video4Linux overlay mode (V4L2)
[  2717.705] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for v4l
[  2717.705] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for v4l
[  2717.705] (EE) No devices detected.
[  2717.705] (EE)
Fatal server error:
[  2717.705] (EE) no screens found(EE)
[  2717.705] (EE)
Please consult the Mageia support
         at https://bugs.mageia.org
 for help.
[  2717.705] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.9.log" for additional information.
[  2717.705] (EE)
[  2717.707] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

So the module was not compiled or copied to the right location.

"dkms status" confirmed it was ok.

"lsmod nvidia" did not result in much.

Was I missing packages?

"rpm -qa | grep nvidia"
resulted in 2 packages: dkms- and a doc-package.

My network was up and there were online repositories configured, so I tried:
"urpmq --list | grep nvidia | less" (run as root)

which showed there were more packages available, among them:


x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-430.26-1.mga7.nonfree is a crucial package for the nvidia-driver together with the dkms-package.
(devel-packages may not be needed at all.)

I installed all of the above to be sure.

As an example: "urpmi -v x11-driver-video-nvidia-current" (-v is verbose, so you can see progress, again run as root).

When you want to watch videos its important to check if the vdpau-lib is available:
(They should be auto-selected as a dependency with one of the above packages though.)

If not run:
"rpm -qa | grep vdpau"

If it/they is/are not there try:
"urpmq --list | grep vdpau" to check available packages, again run as root:


Install them with:
"urpmi -v {above packagename}" (run as root)

Is everything works out okay, only one thing needs to be done:
Execute "XFdrake" (as root)

Select the right card model (Geforce 635 and later in my case) and confirm the question about the driver being in the Non-Free repositories.
I kept the default settings on my laptop and quit (It saved the config).

After a reboot my GNOME-desktop smiled at me again and I too was happy! Both the Xorg-logfile and the nvidia-settings utility confirmed all things were okay now.

I did some further digging and the USB-stick as well as the official 64-bit iso-file both did not contain the "x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-430.26-1.mga7.nonfree" package in the nonfree-drirectory.
I did check the iso-file's md5 sum, they matched.
So was there an issue with the construction/building of the iso-file?

Hope someone can benefit from this story.
Last edited by isadora on Jul 13th, '19, 11:39, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Placed command-output in between [CODE]-tags for better readability ;) And topic moved to appropriate sub-forum.
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Re: NVidia Issue when updating Mageia7-RC to Final via iso-f

Postby martinw » Jul 13th, '19, 10:57

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Unfortunately a packaging change between RC and final caused the x11-driver-video-nvidia-current package to get missed off the ISO. However, we are going to issue updated ISOs to provide a workaround for the bug in the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs (described here), so we can fix this too. Your report was timely :-)
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