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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 1.39 2007/03/24 01:04:16 nightmorph Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/nvidia-guide.xml,v 1.40 2007/04/16 05:39:54 nightmorph 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
26 26
27<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 27<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
28<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 28<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
29<license/> 29<license/>
30 30
31<version>1.30</version> 31<version>1.31</version>
32<date>2007-03-23</date> 32<date>2007-04-15</date>
33 33
34<chapter> 34<chapter>
35<title>Introduction</title> 35<title>Introduction</title>
36<section> 36<section>
37<body> 37<body>
323<p> 323<p>
324To prevent you having to manually load the module on every bootup, you probably 324To prevent you having to manually load the module on every bootup, you probably
325want to have this done automatically each time you boot your system, so edit 325want to have this done automatically each time you boot your system, so edit
326<path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path> (or <path>kernel-2.4</path>, 326<path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path> (or <path>kernel-2.4</path>,
327depending on which kernel version you use) and add <c>nvidia</c> to it. Don't 327depending on which kernel version you use) and add <c>nvidia</c> to it. Don't
328forget to run <c>modules-update</c> afterwards. 328forget to run <c>update-modules</c> afterwards.
329</p> 329</p>
330 330
331<impo> 331<impo>
332If you compiled <c>agpgart</c> as a module, you will need to add it to 332If you compiled <c>agpgart</c> as a module, you will need to add it to
333<path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path> (or <path>kernel-2.4</path> 333<path>/etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6</path> (or <path>kernel-2.4</path>
334depending on your kernel version). 334depending on your kernel version).
335</impo> 335</impo>
336 336
337<pre caption="Running modules-update"> 337<pre caption="Running update-modules">
338# <i>modules-update</i> 338# <i>update-modules</i>
339</pre> 339</pre>
340 340
341</body> 341</body>
342</section> 342</section>
343<section> 343<section>
555 555
556<p> 556<p>
557The <c>nvidia</c> kernel module accepts a number of parameters (options) which 557The <c>nvidia</c> kernel module accepts a number of parameters (options) which
558you can use to tweak the behaviour of the driver. Most of these are mentioned in 558you can use to tweak the behaviour of the driver. Most of these are mentioned in
559the documentation. To add or change the values of these parameters, edit the 559the documentation. To add or change the values of these parameters, edit the
560file <c>/etc/modules.d/nvidia</c>. Remember to run <c>modules-update</c> after 560file <c>/etc/modules.d/nvidia</c>. Remember to run <c>update-modules</c> after
561modifying this file, and bear in mind that you will need to reload the 561modifying this file, and bear in mind that you will need to reload the
562<c>nvidia</c> module before the new settings take effect. 562<c>nvidia</c> module before the new settings take effect.
563</p> 563</p>
564 564
565<pre caption="Adjusting nvidia options"> 565<pre caption="Adjusting nvidia options">
566<comment>(Edit /etc/modules.d/nvidia in your favourite editor)</comment> 566<comment>(Edit /etc/modules.d/nvidia in your favourite editor)</comment>
567# <i>nano -w /etc/modules.d/nvidia</i> 567# <i>nano -w /etc/modules.d/nvidia</i>
568<comment>(Update module information)</comment> 568<comment>(Update module information)</comment>
569# <i>modules-update</i> 569# <i>update-modules</i>
570<comment>(Unload the nvidia module...)</comment> 570<comment>(Unload the nvidia module...)</comment>
571# <i>modprobe -r nvidia</i> 571# <i>modprobe -r nvidia</i>
572<comment>(...and load it once again)</comment> 572<comment>(...and load it once again)</comment>
573# <i>modprobe nvidia</i> 573# <i>modprobe nvidia</i>
574</pre> 574</pre>

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