[PC-BSD Testing] 9-Current 20110425 Snapshot Install with nvidia driver

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Apr 28 15:10:28 PDT 2011

On 04/27/2011 17:27, Ryan McCann wrote:
> Hi, I have installed the newest snapshot (20110425). I tried various 
> zfs drive configurations on 2 machines. One amd64 and one x86. Both 
> installs went well except for the
> nvidia driver will not automatically load at boot time. Unfortunately, 
> I get not detailed errors in the log file except for the module not 
> loading. I did read that Kris was working on this now.
> I encountered the same behavior in both machines. In case it helps at 
> all, I found that as long as there is a working x-config, you can 
> manually load the driver at boot
> from the console prompt and everything works as expected after that. 
> It works the same for me on both machines. I haven't had any problems 
> once the desktop has
> been loaded either (I'm using Gnome) and everything in it's current 
> form seems to work as expected.
> /Ryan/

I've fixed this in SVN, the problem was as you found, that the nvidia 
kernel module wasn't loading at bootup after selecting it in the 
meta-pkgs. It should "just work" out of box for the next snapshot :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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