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Old 12-17-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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Module not loading at boot

I installed the nvidia drivers... everything worked fine with X. After messing around in HDDRAKE, now the nvidia.o does not load at boot time. If I su, then type insmod nvidia, I can once again start my X sessions without a hitch. But why won't the module load at boot? modules.dep contains the appropriate entry, and modules.conf has the line

alias char-major-195

which should load the modules automaticllay.

Any thoughts? TIA
Old 12-17-2003, 10:18 PM   #2
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Add this line to /etc/modules.conf if something similar is not already there:

alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

Upon rebooting it should load the nvidia driver automatically.
Old 12-18-2003, 11:34 AM   #3
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Issue resolved

My regards,
The addition of:

alias /dev/nvidia* nvidia

Has fixed the issue and has no conflicts with the other specified aliases in modules.conf. Now I get to go read up on why this worked.


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