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.
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 -