NV binary drivers (still is Help PLZ)

Peter Enseleit pencil8 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 30 11:13:02 EST 2001

>It seems there are a few people on the list who know something about the
>NV drivers, so I have a question for you.
>Running Debian woody I used the nice provided packages to download,
>compile and install the NV binaries.
>They work fine and I have a great time until I restart the system
>(usually a week later).  Then the screen flickers a few times until init
>kills off GDM for respawning too fast.
>NVdriver isn't loaded.  I can force it into memory, but the same thing
>happens.  X spews some garbage I don't understand about the graphics
>The bizarre thing is that I can get it all to work again by removing and
>reinstalling the generated Debian nv packages.  I guess this points to
>an on the fly change to the kernel, but what is it, and how could I find
>Any X people out there know what's going on?  I'll do it again and post
>the logs if anyone cares enough..

Try checking modules.conf. When i installed the NVidia drivers for RH 7.1 
the rpm added the line
alias char-major-195 NVdriver to the end of my last entry, not on a new 
line, so the last entry was read by the kernel incorrectly.

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