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Old 10-03-06, 02:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: nvidia drivers on FreeBSD 6.1 RELEASE/GeForce 7600 GS

Zander, it looked like this:
xauth: creating new authority file /home/collision/.serverauth.30870
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: creating new authority file /home/collision/.Xauthority
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: creating new authority file /home/collision/.Xauthority
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "" in "list" command
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (stdin):1: bad display name "" in "add" command

X Window System Version 6.9.0
Release Date: 21 December 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.9
Build Operating System: FreeBSD 6.1 i386 [ELF]
Current Operating System: FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May 7 04:42:56 UTC 2006 i386
Build Date: 24 March 2006
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Sep 27 20:09:11 2006
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error).
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device!
(EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting ***
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "" in "remove" command

with the "(EE)" lines highlighted.

collision, I also use 6.1-RELEASE (an SMP build as well), on an AMD64 with a GeForce 7300GS, with no major problems (currently using -8762 about to try -8774 to see if it fixes a niggling glxinfo issue).

Judging by the error message present, the first question that springs to mind, is "_Is_ there a /dev/nvidia0 present?".

If you do something like "ls -l /dev/nvidia0", what do you get? (here, I get:
crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 0, 51 Oct 3 15:31 /dev/nvidia0
as a result of the nvidia kernel module being loaded properly).

If you get something like "ls: /dev/nvidia0: No such file or directory", then have a look in your /boot/loader.conf. Does it contain the lines:

somewhere in it? If not, then that is where your problem is (incorrectly installed nvidia driver). If it does contain those lines and you do not get /dev/nvidia0 (or /dev/nvidia* actually), then you are obviously having other problems, and more info will be needed.

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