also my nvidia 8600GTS (scanpci for it, pls!)

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Fri Feb 29 01:24:27 UTC 2008

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Yuri Pankov wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:37:23PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:
> <snip>
>> Maybe I should drop this at this point, but my nvidia.ko file, which is the
>> driver for my 8600 GTS card, it never seems to get started.  How do I know
>> this?  Because the /dev/nvidiactl file doesn't get made.
> nvidia_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf ?

Oh, certainly, I thought I said, it's showing up  in kldload.  The only
things that are wrong are the non-appearance of the /dev/nvidiactl, xorg
not starting up, and the only EE lines in Xorg.0.log are these:

(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly.
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     Please consult the NVIDIA README for details.
(EE) NVIDIA(0):  *** Aborting ***

You know what just occured to me?  Maybe the 8600GTS isn't being caught in
the pci scan.  Anyone out there with a Nvidia8600GTS, could you give me
your entire scanpci run?

Thanks folks

>> I am running devfs.  Is this the right one for current?  I'm not running
>> devd, is that right. or maybe should I run both devd AND devfs?  Or, anyone
>> know which one is the right one to run?  I need to get nvidiactl to be
>> created, like it used to do 2 weeks ago.
> HTH,
> Yuri
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