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This is a wierd one. I used to have the nvidia driver packages from Debian installed, but there is either a bug in Ogre or the packages that prevents Ogre from loading any extensions when using those drivers, so I had to use Nvidia's installer thing to get the drivers. I ran the Nvidia installer, uninstalled the Debian drivers (wrong order probably), and restarted X. Works fine. Ogre works too. Next time I boot X doesn't start. It turns out I have to run the nvidia installer each time I boot to get X to work! What's up with this?

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it's probably a module that needs to get loaded

try putting


nvidia


in /etc/modules.autoload

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Quote:
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it's probably a module that needs to get loaded

try putting


nvidia


in /etc/modules.autoload


I second this.

-- Aaron

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I don't have a /etc/modules.autoload. Should I create it?

Every time I boot I see this "removing NVIDIA TLS links..." or something like that. Is that normal?

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I don't have a /etc/modules.autoload. Should I create it?

no. You should create a directory called /etc/modules.autoload.d, and in that directory you should crate a file called either kernel-2.4 or kernel-2.6, depending on what kernel you are using, with 'echo "nvidia" > /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4" ( or 2.6 ).

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Debian can let you use modconf.

If you put the nvidia drivers in /etc/modules/[kernelversion]/ then modconf should see it and it should automatically use it on next boot. In fact, if you used Nvidia's drivers, you shouldn't have to worry about where your drivers are. Why it isn't booting with it by default, I don't know.

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Hi,

I had the same problem. I was running SimplyMEPIS 2004.03 (Debian based) with the nvidia-glx package installed via apt-get. I decided to install the 2.6.9 kernel, so I had to "apt-get remove nvidia-glx" and install the 6111 drivers with NVIDIA's official installer before X would work again. Everything worked great until I restarted and saw the "Removing NVIDIA TLS links..." notice. Blank screen .... no X.

It looks like the Debian nvidia-glx package wasn't uninstalled cleanly. Removing the Debian script /etc/init.d/nividia-glx, then reinstalling with the official NVIDIA installer corrected the problem.

--Steve
P4 2.8 GHz HT
512 MB RAM
eVGA e-Geforce FX 5700

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