hi i have a nvidia TNT2 graphics card
after i switched to kernel 2.6.13
it stopped working (ok it couldnt find module)
so i removed nvidia-legacy then install it again
now it's working well with 2.6.13
my problem starts here
after i installed it, worked fine.. till a reboot
after the reboot it stopped working.. so i removed it then installed again. surprising it worked
after a reboot the same problem
i have to install nvidia again and again after the reboots
here's my xorg's log about nvidia error:
(II) Setting vga for screen 0. (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32 (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888 (II) Setting vga for screen 0. (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32 (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888 (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) (--) NVIDIA(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xF8000000 (--) NVIDIA(0): MMIO registers at 0xFC000000 (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module! (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia" (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
please help.. i dont want to download nvidia-legacy every new boot
i had this problem for a while on amd64. Everytime i would reboot it would have problems loading the nvidia kernel module, but the problem just magically disappeared after a while. I think it was because of udev but i don't remember exactly what it was. Sorry
I can confirm same card smame kernel every reboot need to reinstall nvidia-legacy , the problem is that udev doesn't create the nvidia device any more ,but i still didn't managed to find a solution .
oh if it's a problem with uDev i'll find a solution when i come home
im in holiday nowadays i'll inform you when im back
i found a solution while searching a forum
#!/bin/sh major=195 for i in 0 1 2 3; do devfile="/dev/nvidia$i" rm -f $devfile if ! mknod $devfile c $major $i || ! chmod 0666 $devfile; then echo "Couldn't create device "$devfile"." exit 1 fi done devfile=/dev/nvidiactl rm -f $devfile mknod $devfile c $major 255 chmod 0666 $devfile exit 0
i used this and added it to the rc.local (dont forget to chmod +x this)
it creates symlinks for nvidiactl
fixed nvidia-legacy, please add nvidia module again to rc.conf then it's fine again with -4 package.