Re: yet another NVIDIA problem (4496)
David Selby wrote:
> 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.
it's already there. nvidia-kernel-common took care of it. actially it's
written "alias char-major-195* nvidia". should I change it?
I guess I didn't explain myself. I don't mind putting it in '/etc/modules'.
it's the errors that disturbes me...