Nvidia Driver -- Problems

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto fabbione at fabbione.net
Thu Sep 16 13:46:44 UTC 2004

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, billg wrote:

> > If you want dpkg-reconfigure to handle your config
> > again you need to do:
> > md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 > /var/lib/xfree86XF86Config-4.md5sum
> > and then run again dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
> Fixed my typo and ran dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86.
> > Also, if X doesn't start please attach at least /var/log/XFree86.0.log
> > and your configuration file.
> Both are attached.

You need to modprobe nvidia in order to load the nvidia kernel module,
this is not done automatically, since it might corrupt the kernel.
If X starts properly, you want to add nvidia to /etc/modules so that it
will be loaded at the next reboot.


PS we are working on a simpler solution to switch from nv to nvidia, but
it's not ready yet. Right now it's a bit raw.

<user> fajita: step one
<fajita> Whatever the problem, step one is always to look in the error log.
<user> fajita: step two
<fajita> When in danger or in doubt, step two is to scream and shout.

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