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Old 01-11-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
athens101
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NVIDIA Driver Not Installed After Reboot


I have an odd problem with my Fedora 3 install. I download the latest NVIDIA drivers and install without problem. X works fine. When I have to restart the PC the NVIDIA drivers go poof! X is unable to start until I re-install the drivers.

Any clues as to whats going on? It's not a big problem but it is troublesome.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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Does it work if you run 'modprobe nvidia' after a reboot ?

If it does work you may need to add

Code:
alias char-major-195 nvidia
to your modules config file.

on a 2.4 kernel this is usually /etc/modules.conf
on a 2.6 kernel its /etc/modprobe.conf
the name and location of this file is often distro specific.


Mad.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:12 PM   #3
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http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=40622
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:25 PM   #4
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that solution from the nvidia site is kind of a hack -- i asume fedora 3 uses udev ? if not ignore

nvidia module needs to de loaded up at boot so put it in the "modules" file or however fedora does that now so it can get it's devices made.

next step recompile nvidia module but this time patch it with
NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-5336-basic-sysfs-support-v2.patch
you can find it with google
then
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1_0-5336-pkg1.run -x
to extract the source
cd ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1_0-5336-pkg1
patch -Np1 -i ../NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-5336-basic-sysfs-support-v2.patch
su
make install

then it should work
 
Old 01-12-2005, 03:43 AM   #5
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Also take a look at this thread.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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Thanks! "cp -a /dev/nvidia* /etc/udev/devices/" fixed the problem.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 05:24 PM   #7
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