Re: yet another NVIDIA problem (4496)
From: Kevin C. Smith (smithkevinc_at_mchsi.com)
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 22:57:35 -0600 To: email@example.com
On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 02:30:55AM +0200, Haim Ashkenazi wrote:
> Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:
> > Haim Ashkenazi wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> I've just bought a new GeForce 5600 (Gainward Ultra 780 TV/DVI) and for
> >> that occasion I've upgraded my nvidia drivers to 4496-10. after
> >> upgrading, X wouldn't start (error loading 'nvidia') unless I modprobe
> >> 'nvidia' manually, and then it loads, but with an error:
> >> devfs_register(nvidiactl): could not append to parent, err: -17
> >> devfs_register(nvidia0): could not append to parent, err: -17
> >> I've googled for it but only found some kernel mailing list entries which
> >> I didn't understand. as a workaround I've added nvidia to '/etc/modules'
> >> but I was wondering if this problem can be solved.
> >> kernel: 2.4.21
> >> thanx
> >> --
> >> Haim
> > I always put Nvidia in /etc/modules.
> for me it always worked without adding it to '/etc/modules'.
> any idea about the error?
I fixed the problem by deleting a recently created file:
which contained this:
# devices file
# format: name [bc] major minor uid gid mode
nvidia0 c 195 0 root video 0660
nvidia1 c 195 1 root video 0660
nvidia2 c 195 2 root video 0660
nvidia3 c 195 3 root video 0660
nvidiactl c 195 255 root video 0660
I already had this file:
REGISTER ^nvidiactl PERMISSIONS root.video 0660
REGISTER ^nvidia[0-9] PERMISSIONS root.video 0660
And everything went back to normal.
Kevin C. Smith
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