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shadowhunter 02-07-2004 02:13 PM

nvidia module does not load automaticly with startx
Hello all.

I have to manually modprobe nvidia into the kernel...
Xfree won't do it for me :(.

I am using the latest nvidia drivers.

Is there any solution for this?

m_yates 02-07-2004 02:19 PM

Don't you just have to list it in /etc/modules?

wapcaplet 02-07-2004 02:32 PM

Is "glx" listed in the "Modules" section of your /etc/X11/XF86Config file? Is "nvidia" listed as the driver in your video card "Device" section?

shadowhunter 02-08-2004 05:55 AM

yes they are both listed...
however, it isn't listed in /etc/modules.
Could that be the problem?

m_yates 02-08-2004 11:21 AM

If you put it in /etc/modules, it should automatically be loaded during boot up. I don't remember having to manually enter the nvidia driver in /etc/modules when I installed, but it has been a long time ago. I did have to manually put "nvnet" in /etc/modules to get networking to work on my nforce motherboard.

dcoder 02-08-2004 02:08 PM

I seem to be having similar difficulties with my Mandrake 9.2. I used the and now in order to get X to start I have to log in as root and load the nvidia.o module by hand (insmod nvidia.o) exit root and then run X. A member, faheyd suggested that I try unloading the 5328 package and install the 4496 package. I had the same results. When the computer boots I get three flashes (right before CUPS on the command line) and then it fails.

shadowhunter 02-08-2004 05:52 PM

I got it...

it is in the readme of the drivers... RTFM, i am sorry to bother you all with this thread...

anyway, in my /etc/modules:

alias char-major-195 NVdriver (or something like that, not sure about the 195)

change it to:

alias char-major-195 nvidia

and it worked fine!

post something if you got still a problem with it...

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