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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Nvidia /dev/nvidiactl file disappeared

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  • Rhett Kipps
    Sorry if anyone else has replied to this. Edward, trying running modprobe nvidia before starting X. It appears the Nvidia driver module is not loaded, hence
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 7, 2003
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      Sorry if anyone else has replied to this.

      Edward, trying running "modprobe nvidia" before starting X.

      It appears the Nvidia driver module is not loaded, hence why the
      /dev/nvidiactl device node does not function.


      ~Rhett


      Edward_Sara wrote:
      > Hey,
      >
      > Has anyone had this file disappear on them. I installed several
      > programs over the weekend. Strangely, I didn't notice any video
      > issues until I tried to play a game when my device files poofed. I
      > have switched back to the 'nv' driver for the time being, since X
      > wouldn't start again after a reboot. Reinstalling the driver has not
      > helped. Anyone have an idea of how I can fix this?
      >
      > I'll post whatever you need to help me diagnose. I'd like to get it
      > up and running so I can get my 3D graphics back.
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Ed the noob
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