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Old 12-03-09, 10:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: Can't load kernel module(nvidia.ko) on 8.0R

Originally Posted by rnejdl View Post
A few things to try:

Can you provide the following info:

pkg_info -Ix nvidia

ls -al /boot/modules

Have you recompiled your kernel at all recently? Are you indeed installing from the ports or not ? A while back, the NVIDIA drivers wouldn't install on 8 without the port as they did a version check that was disabled as part of the ports.

Rusty Nejdl

Nejdl, thank you for your reply.

I don't recompile the kernel of 8.0R.
I use original GENERIC kernel of 8.0R.

And I update ports tree every day( I perform portsnap command).
I use latest ports version.

In the case of installing other version of nvidia driver(such as 190.xx or 195.xx),
I have edited nv-freebsd.h by text editor(I removed version check part).

I have performed following work.

mypc# pkg_info -Ix nvidia
nvidia-driver-185.18.36 NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL

mypc# ls -la /boot/modules/
total 9830
drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Dec 3 03:57 .
drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 1024 Dec 3 03:57 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 36 Dec 3 03:57 linker.hints
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 10039785 Dec 3 03:57 nvidia.ko
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