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Date:      Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:06:40 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Dave <>
Subject:   Re: SOLVED WITH QUESTIONS Re: Latest NVidia Driver Issue
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On Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:48:56 -0600, Dave wrote:
> 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.

This is somehow interesting. I'm (still) using a FreeBSD 8
system at home and have installed the nVidia driver from
ports. The module has been put as /boot/modules/nvidia.ko,
and my /boot/loader.conf contains `nvidia_load="YES"' - and
this constellation seems to work!

The question could be: Has this been changed later on, on
FreeBSD 9 or 10?

> 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.

The /boot/kernel directory is usually managed by the "make
installkernel" procedure (or freebsd-update, if you use that
instead). So an update might bring you some surprise...

> 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?

I'd suggest to file a bug report for the "kernel" category.
If that's wrong, a person with more knowledge will re-address
it properly. Or maybe the port maintainer should also be

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