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Old 12-10-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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nvidia driver problems

I am trying to install my nvidia graphics card and I am coming up with some error. At first I get the rivafb error but I checked some other posts and it turns out then when I do an lsmod it isn't even in there. When I try to boot into my system it says the the nvidia kernel fails. I try to do an insmod nvidia but my computer doesn't recognize that command. If I modprobe nvidia it works then I startx and everything works fine. My question is how do I add modprobe nvidia so it will automatically do it at start up. Thanks for the help
Old 12-10-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
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Old 12-10-2004, 04:37 PM   #3
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read /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README

you probably need to put alias char something in /etc/modules.conf or modprobe.conf
Q: The kernel module does not get loaded dynamically when X starts;
I always have to do 'modprobe nvidia' first. What is 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". With 2.6 kernels,
this file is normally /etc/modprobe.conf. The correct way to update
this file is distribution dependant, and it is often not a good idea
to edit this file directly. Please consult the documentation that
came with your distribution for details.
Old 12-10-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
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wow thanks for the quick replies guys.
I got the problem fixed.
I just added the line:
"alias eth0 nvidia"
to the /etc/modprobe.conf file and it worked like a charm.
Thanks again for all of the help
Old 12-10-2004, 05:07 PM   #5
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Originally posted by novacrasher
wow thanks for the quick replies guys.
I got the problem fixed.
I just added the line:
"alias eth0 nvidia"
to the /etc/modprobe.conf file and it worked like a charm.
Thanks again for all of the help
eth0 is your first ethernet card so gawd knows how that worked!!


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