On Tuesday 15 July 2008 15:20:19 Vincent Barus wrote: > On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Mel > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > On Monday 14 July 2008 20:29:07 Vincent Barus wrote: > >> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Mel > >> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > > wrote: > >> > On Tuesday 08 July 2008 16:48:26 Vincent Barus wrote: > >> >> does anyone have an idea what's the difference or what _could_ be the > >> >> difference on loading a kernel module during boot or manually? > >> > > >> > There's one major difference. File systems aren't mounted at loader > >> > stage, so any reference to modules/libraries that exist on a different > >> > partition, will fail. > >> > >> Right now i have only one partition and the same problem occurs. Other > >> modules e.g. for sound or the nvidia module work as a charm. > >> So I think that's not the only difference. > >> I can live with a module loaded at the end of the boot process/after > >> login but I don't think that's the real solution. > > > > Hmm, I can only guess here. Is the machine booting to xorg? As in, is the > > nvidia card actually initialized, not just in VGA mode? If so, does it > > work when it stays in console mode and/or when nvidia.ko is removed from > > the loaded modules? > > > > -- > > Mel > > > > Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules > > and never get to the software part. > > I start X manually after login.
Which comes first? Your own script that loads if_re or Xorg being loaded. The possibility I'm trying to rule out, is that the nvidia module loading it's agp driver and nvidiactl module, fixes your if_re issues, because they take up that memory space. So, to (dis)prove this: * in /boot/loader.conf and/or kernel config, no mention of if_re * in /boot/loader.conf load nvidia.ko * wait till machine boots * do not start X, instead from root console kldload if_re * Expected result: failing to load * start X * kldload if_re * Expected result: successful load -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"