Joined: July 2004
||Posted: May 11 2008,11:38
I don't know what the difference is between a kernel module and a driver. It requires the kernel headers to build, so i assume it's a kernel module.
|Is the nvidia module you're trying to load a kernel module or a video driver?|
Already doing that. DSL loads it, but Xorg can't find it.
|If it is a kernel module you could place it in ../mydsl/modules to be loaded at boot.|
I tried running mkwriteable and adding it to /lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/video, as it was originally installed, but still van't find it.
I'm getting the feeling that all those other files are necessary. I'm going to try rebuilding it and try again with the proper module path in xorg.conf, *before* rebooting into a "clean" system. I believe that's one thing I haven't tried yet, considering I think it's useless if I can't make it persistent.
I doubt that very much. I don't believe nvidia would waste time doing anything that specific. Besides, the very same driver works on Xorg in Slackware.
|Is it sensitive to the particular version of Xorg/XFree86? The driver has to speak to XOrg's ABI and that could change with versions.|
I'm going to temporarily call this a situation in which I did not do all obvious steps in debugging. I have to assume for now that there are more files needed beyond just the nvidia.o file, and build the thing again.