Re: Loading modules at startup, particullarly NVdrivers
> This is elementary I sure but I have never gotten it right.
> My modules never loaded at startup. I tried putting a script in rc2.d
> with /sbin/depmod but this has no effect - i.e. lsmod shows nothing.
> Recently I installed a Geforce4 MX440 board. With help from the list I
> got the proper tar files from Nvidia and, if I go to /lib/.../video and
> run insmod ./NVdriver and then xdm everything works perfectly. On
> bootup, however, the driver module is not installed and xdm fails.
> I would appreciate a little coaching to straighten this out.
try adding a line containing just "NVdriver" to /etc/modules
# echo NVdriver >> /etc/modules
if you compile your nvidia drivers The Debian Way (using make-kpkg), a
file /etc/modutils/nvidia-kernel-<kernel-version> is created containing
the following two lines:
alias /dev/nvidia* NVdriver
alias char-major-195 NVdriver
this also works (after running update-modules)