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Old 12-09-02, 10:28 PM   #1
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Smile Mdk 9 / nForce (fixed!)

Hi there!

I had MDK9 working with an Epox motherboard and a TNT2 card.

I installed a new Asus A7n266 mobo and got my TNT2 out. At firt everything was fine and worked fine. But when I went and installed all the nForce drivers (for NIC and Sound) and my system crapped.

Now my X does not start and I get the following: "(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVdriver kernel module!".

The module is running, I checked with lsmod.

The FAQ says that another cause may be that the /dev/nvidia* device files may be missing. So I did checked that and found that I don't have that file....now the question is: how can get that in place?

I looked all over and I cannot find how to get that file there.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!


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Old 12-10-02, 03:43 AM   #2
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Talking Got it!

I found the following searching more througly:

You should see nvidia0,1,2,3 and nvidiactl in /dev.

If one or more are missing, run the following:
mknod /dev/nvidia0 c 195 0 ; chmod 666 /dev/nvidia0
mknod /dev/nvidia1 c 195 1 ; chmod 666 /dev/nvidia1
mknod /dev/nvidia2 c 195 2 ; chmod 666 /dev/nvidia2
mknod /dev/nvidia3 c 195 3 ; chmod 666 /dev/nvidia3
mknod /dev/nvidiactl c 195 255 ; chmod 666 /dev/nvidiactl

I follow that and got it fix!


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