Originally Posted by gbonvehi
The problem with test26.s kernel is that includes a lot of stuff built-in into the kernel to be able to install without modules, you should install the one at testing/ after install. The lack of modules is explained at RELEASE_NOTES.
Just wanted to affirm that comment. I had some issues by installing the 2.6 kernel during installation, and was able correct them by doing the standard testing/ upgrade in a chroot environment. I was also pleased that in 10.2 the testing/ kernel did not have to be rebuilt to install the nvidia drivers.
EDIT: I spoke too soon. I did have to do a kernel recompile to remove the default selection for nVidia Framebuffer support and Riva support as modules. Well, at least I've gotten accustomed to this necessity. The nVidia driver is now installed and working properly.