18588Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: Have to install NVIDIA kernel every time to use X windows !?!
- Apr 1, 2003On Wed, 02 Apr 2003 10:55:30 +0800
Adam Lowry <adam@...> wrote:
> This is not entirely true. startx does not use insmod or modprobe; itWhat part of what I said do you believe to be wrong?
> makes a request to the kernel module loader. If NVdriver is not loaded
> at startup (which is perfectly acceptable and has no ill effects) then
> it will look for the character device 195. If you're running the
> nvidia driver 3123 or less, the line to add to modules.conf is
> alias char-major-195 NVdriver
> If you're using > 3123, use
> alias char-major-195 nvidia
> just like Mr. Trickett stated.
I said loading NVdriver is part of startx. I said you don't need to load
NVdriver before doing startx.
Both of these are repeatably, verifiably correct.
What you said about char-major is true but I didn't address that.
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