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

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Fri Feb 29 17:15:42 UTC 2008

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Chuck Robey wrote:
> 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

Thanks for the help, Yuri.  You probably see in my post to Ben Kaduk that I
wasn't really loading from /boot/loader.conf, I was loading right after the
multiuser started (in case the loading hung like it does for my oss loading
does) and that was what was killing me.  I was in fact seeing the card OK
in scanpci, it was near the end of the listing, and I must have missed it.

If you read in that post about my booting problem, I sure could use a
suggestion about that, it just won;'t seem to boot from disk2s1a no matter
whatI push (what function key), the only way to do it is to fall into the
loader manually, and force things.

>>> 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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