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Re: yet another NVIDIA problem (4496)

Haim Ashkenazi wrote:


I've just bought a new GeForce 5600 (Gainward Ultra 780 TV/DVI) and for that
occasion I've upgraded my nvidia drivers to 4496-10. after upgrading, X
wouldn't start (error loading 'nvidia') unless I modprobe 'nvidia'
manually, and then it loads, but with an error:

devfs_register(nvidiactl): could not append to parent, err: -17
devfs_register(nvidia0): could not append to parent, err: -17

I've googled for it but only found some kernel mailing list entries which I
didn't understand. as a workaround I've added nvidia to '/etc/modules' but
I was wondering if this problem can be solved.

kernel: 2.4.21


All is revealed in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README

Q: The kernel module doesn't get loaded dynamically when X starts;
I always have to do 'modprobe nvidia' first. What's wrong?

A: Make sure the line "alias char-major-195 nvidia" appears in
your module configuration file, generally one of "/etc/conf.modules",
"/etc/modules.conf" or "/etc/modutils/alias"; consult the documentation
that came with your distribution for details.

Works for me -

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