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ttabbal
December 16th, 2008, 05:20 PM
I have the client booting fine. It comes up with the VESA driver. However, I need the closed source NVidia driver. So I installed it on the client, thinking that I might use another graphics chip on a future frontend. I can get it to run, until I reboot. Then I can't load the driver anymore and the system goes into the failsafe X config. If I try to "modprobe nvidia" after shutting down X, I get an error stating that the module is not a valid ELF file. It loaded fine before the reboot, so I'm at a loss.

I also tried installing it in the chroot on the server and rebuilding the squashfs image. It installs, but still refuses to load on the client. I have tried the packages and the installer from NVidia.

Does anyone have this working? It's the last thing I need to get this machine set up on a TV.