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Old 02-16-04, 08:44 AM   #4
geowiz
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Default Modprobe

I had the same issue until I read that the new kernel loads modules using the major-minor numbers (not like old 2.4 kernel). So, the /etc/modprobe.conf needs to have alias char-major-195* nvidia as it's entry (NOTE the "*"). The nvidia module loads properly everytime now.

As a side comment - had the same issue with my usb module loading but the wildcard didn't seem to work so I punted and just put it in my rc.local file. (/sbin/modprobe ohci-hcd )

On the reboot, the nvidia kernel driver module is there, just not autoloading. Drivers are not deinstalled by Linux without your permission ;-)

Hope this helps.
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