Should you run into any problems after -Syu'ing to kernel 2.6.9 and the new nividia 1-6111-3 you might want to have a look here:
nvidia-3 contains all patches for 2.6.9
you shouldn't have to worry about that
I can verify that nvidia-3 works great. I upgraded my kernel first, then nvidia and all went smoothly. Great job by Tobias.
I installed the kernel first and then 6111-3 All went well untill
I tried to startx. Then no nvidia splah and just a black screen. I
checked /var/log/Xorg and /nvidia-install but could't find any errors.
I then tried to rollback to 2.6.8 and 6111-2 but the nvidia module wouldn't load :?
The patched nvidia-installer from the link above got things to work.
The installer did hang with /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.6111 and the like
so I removed them and the installer worked - for what it's worth.
Thanks always tpowa for the packages
you tried running pacman -S nvidia in console mode (no X running) ?
else it will not work correctly
I was in console. I know, I couldn't figure it out... those nvidia
pkg's have always worked flawless.
I even tried to rollback to -6111-2 w/ 2.6.8 but got:
FATAL: Module nvidia not found
you have installed new kernel and done a reboot
and then installed nvidia with pacman -S nvidia?
else it cannot work because the kernel
needs to be booted and then building the new module
also you can try pacman -R nvidia
and then reinstall with pacman -S nvidia
the package is defacto the nvidia installer
so i don't know why it doesn't work for you
After the kernel update I rebooted even did a 'uname -a" to check
and then ran the pacman -S nvidia.
Like I said they've always worked great.
Seems like kernel 2.6.9 messed-up a few things on my system.
I'm back at 2.6.8 and all is working
i had some people yesterday on irc chat
that haven't nvidia-3 package in pacman cache
perhaps you are also affected by that
and pacman installs always -2 package on your system
try to install -3 package by hand using pacman -U nvida-xxx-3.pkg.tar.gz
and look if it works
Thanks again tpowa for the suggestions/help. I did find 6111-3
I think I'm gonna wait for another pkgbuild on 2.9.6 before I
upgrade my kernel. Maybe even wait for nvidia to correct the driver for 2.6.9