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Old 11-21-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
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Loading kernel modules in freebsd


How can I automatically load kernel modules (such as nvidia.ko) when it boots, and what was the command again to load kernel modules manually?

Old 11-22-2003, 09:56 AM   #2
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I am not a guru, though I think this might help you:
man loader

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Old 11-23-2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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for loading kernel module manually

kldload modulename

for unloading
kldunload modulename

for viewing which modules are loaded and in use

to load modules at boot time

edit /boot/defaults/loader.conf (may be i am forgetting but something like that)

and in front of module remove "no" and write "yes"

Last edited by newpenguin; 11-23-2003 at 07:15 PM.
Old 12-02-2003, 07:28 PM   #4
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If you install your drivers, you need to set the modules to be loaded at boot, this new nvidia drivers automaticly write the modules in /boot/loader.conf but, the agpcart module is not apended, so I would follow every step. When you make setup to install the drivers, the .ko will be kldload automaticly, so u can start your tests with the X server. It's really easy, you can look at the README of the Freebsd driver:


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