must rmmod nvidia & modprobe nvidia to start X

Zach uid000 at
Thu Feb 14 01:13:07 UTC 2008

hmm... I'm not running the drivers from the nvidia website. I'm using
the nvidia packaged drivers.

I think the effect (which may well have made the difference for you)
is having removed the init script which uses mknod to create nvidia
device nodes.  I think this probably is important for me, however,
since I'm using the packaged drivers.  Also linux-restricted-modules
depends on this package.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 3:40 PM, Sven Richter <sveri-list at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 February 2008 18:59:33 Zach wrote:
>  > Sven,
>  >
>  > Do I understand correctly that when you finally got it to work by
>  > removing nvidia-kernel-common, at that point you were running the
>  > binary driver downloaded from Nvidia's website?
>  >
>  Yes, thats right.
>  That was all i did Monday, and iirc i did that the first time
>  when i got the binary driver running.
>  It looks like a reproducable error.
>  Greetings
>  Sven
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