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Date:      Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:48:56 -0600
From:      Dave <dcbdbis@comcast.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   SOLVED WITH QUESTIONS Re: Latest NVidia Driver Issue
Message-ID:  <543ABF08.10701@comcast.net>
In-Reply-To: <5439F046.60204@comcast.net>
References:  <5439F046.60204@comcast.net>

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I researched where the loader looks for modules, and it looks like 
/boot/modules is not in it's search path. /boot/modules was where the 
nvidia module was put after I built it from ports.

I (as root) copied nvidia.ko into /boot/kernel, unremmed the line of 
nvidia_load="YES", and the system then properly loaded the nvidia module 
flawlessly, and "X" came up perfectly.

Now....being junior with FreeBSD (< 1 year),,,I don't know who to report 
the bug to....the nvidia driver maintainer? or...the person responsible 
for the loader?

Will someone please help me out with WHY....my fix above worked, when 
previously it wasn't necessary?

Then who I should report this to?


If you can help, I would be very appreciative,


Sincerely and respectfully,


Dave






On 10/11/2014 09:06 PM, Dave wrote:
> FreeBSD 10.0 Release. AMD64
>
> Source and ports up to date as of 11-Oct-2014
>
> The ports tree recently updated the NVIdia driver to 331.67.
>
>  Since then when I attempt to boot my system with the 
> "nvidia_load="YES", the loader traps and dies, and puts a CPU register 
> dump on the screen.at the line "nvidia_load="YES", and dumps in screen 
> a CPU register state then dies.
>
> Things used to work peechee until the update....Now I have to rem the 
> line in the boot/loader.conf file....and manually kldload the module 
> after boot up. Everything works peechee from that moment on.
>
> Upon manually kldloading the moduke...no errors.
>
> Linux is built into my custom kernel.
>
> All things were built with the default compile time flags No 
> exceptions taken.
>
> I don't even know where to begin looking for this problem. And web 
> crawling doesn't return any search results.
>
> As my system is backed up...I hard-wiped my install and installed 10.1 
> RC-1....Issue shows up there to with all at defaults.
>
> So I re-hard-wiped my system and did a clean install of 10.0 
> release.....Issue remains regardless if I install the NVidia modules 
> from the binary repos....or build it from ports. And the issue remains 
> regardless if I use the default shipping kernel and load linux in 
> loader.conf......or use my custom kernel where linux is built in.
>
>
> Then I tried a different system.....same results. It seems to be 
> pointing to a faulty nvidia-driver port and build.
>
> Does anyone have any idea what may be going on?
>
> Should I download the latest driver directly from NVidia and install it?
>
>
> Remember, this is a system which has been working flawlessly...then 
> the nvidia update, and the broken loader where it displays a CPU 
> register dump then crashes.
>
> Sincerely and respectfully,
>
> Dave
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