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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.29 2006/05/26 20:38:25 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.30 2006/07/26 09:50:06 rane Exp $ -->
3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide link="/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux nVidia Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux nVidia Guide</title>
7 7
23 23
24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
25<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 25<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
26<license/> 26<license/>
27 27
28<version>1.25</version> 28<version>1.26</version>
29<date>2006-05-26</date> 29<date>2006-07-25</date>
30 30
31<chapter> 31<chapter>
32<title>Introduction</title> 32<title>Introduction</title>
33<section> 33<section>
34<body> 34<body>
509<pre caption="Creating the nvidia device nodes"> 509<pre caption="Creating the nvidia device nodes">
510# <i>/sbin/NVmakedevices.sh</i> 510# <i>/sbin/NVmakedevices.sh</i>
511</pre> 511</pre>
512 512
513<p> 513<p>
514If your <path>/dev/nvidia</path> devices are still missing every time you 514If your <path>/dev/nvidia*</path> devices are still missing every time you
515reboot, then it is most likely because udev is not automatically creating the 515reboot, then it is most likely because udev is not automatically creating the
516proper device nodes. You can fix this by re-running <c>NVmakedevices.sh</c>, 516proper device nodes. You can fix this by re-running <c>NVmakedevices.sh</c>,
517and then editing <path>/etc/conf.d/rc</path> as shown: 517and then editing <path>/etc/conf.d/rc</path> as shown:
518</p> 518</p>
519 519
520<pre caption="Editing /etc/conf.d/rc"> 520<pre caption="Editing /etc/conf.d/rc">
521RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="yes" 521RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="yes"
522</pre> 522</pre>
523 523
524<p> 524<p>
525This will preserve your <path>/dev/nvidia</path> nodes even if you reboot. 525This will preserve your <path>/dev/nvidia*</path> nodes even if you reboot.
526</p> 526</p>
527 527
528<note> 528<note>
529Alternatively, you might try emerging the latest <c>nvidia-kernel</c> and 529Alternatively, you might try emerging the latest <c>nvidia-kernel</c> and
530<c>nvidia-glx</c> from the 8xxx series. At the time of this writing, both are 530<c>nvidia-glx</c> from the 8xxx series. At the time of this writing, both are
531still marked ~arch. These drivers no longer rely on hotplug or udev to create 531still marked ~arch. These drivers no longer rely on hotplug or udev to create
532the proper device nodes, so you won't need to run <c>NVmakedevices.sh</c>. 532the proper device nodes, so you won't need to run <c>NVmakedevices.sh</c>.
533Instead, the X driver itself will create your <path>/dev/nvidia</path> files 533Instead, the X driver itself will create your <path>/dev/nvidia*</path> files
534when you start X. However, this will require you to use a recent kernel (2.6.14 534when you start X. However, this will require you to use a recent kernel (2.6.14
535and greater). 535and greater).
536</note> 536</note>
537 537
538</body> 538</body>

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