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Old 12-17-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
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Nvidia and udev


Last night I installed sarge on my main box (Athlon 2400 XP, 1GB SDRAM, 40GB HDD, Nvidia Geforce 2 with 64 MB SDRAM). So if you run the sarge netinstall you get the option to use udev. It seemed like a good thing so I said yes. So later, after getting everything up and running on my GUI I wanted to install the Nvidia driver. I attempted to use the how-to with using apt-get, no sucess. I then compiled the driver to using the usually method, log into CLI, run the program, edit my XF86Config-4 file, done. OR so I thought. Upon starting the X-server I got an error stating the the NVIDIA0 module not being found. This is the same error I got on FC3 before you had to go in and add the modules to udev. For who don't know what I mean, read this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=nvidia

Anyhow, do I need to do something like this:

10)Now run "modprobe nvidia"

11)Now run "cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices
Allow it to overwrite what is there.

12)Now run "chown root.root /etc/udev/devices/nvidia*"

To get the Nvidia driver to work?

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Old 12-17-2004, 09:31 AM   #2
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I used the method at this web page and had not significant problems:
http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debi...tallation.html
 
Old 12-17-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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tried that, no dice.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 11:31 PM   #4
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For those waiting for the exciting conclusion... I removed everything nvidia on the whole computer and started over with the link above. Works lilke a charm, make sure to add "nvidia" to /etc/modules. Out.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 01:24 AM   #5
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hey man whats up? i say your best bet is read the readme on the nvidia website.. it tells u exactly what to do..i had some problems installing my nvidia driver and just a quick glance at the readme helped me a ton.. i hope it helps

ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...629/README.txt
 
Old 12-19-2004, 12:50 PM   #6
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I'm having the same problem with the latest sarge releases. perhaps debian handles modules differently now. maybe doing a modprobe doesn't automatically set that module up to be loaded on succesive reboots (something the nvidia installer may assume). nvidia should probably be made aware of this...because it's not so obvious for new users (although this may be debian-specific...for now).

so, basically adding the "nvidia" module to "/etc/modules" should repair the problem because that file sets up the modules to be loaded at every boot.
 
  


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