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udev woes

Maybe its udev, Maybe its just me :)

Switched to udev a couple of days back at home & work. First up, my X refused to start up saying it couldn't find the nvidia module. lsmod showed the module loaded, so I was wondering....& there! udev. According to the nvidia-kernel ebuild, entries are automatically created in /dev for NVidia with udev and for some reason that hadn't happened in my case. Nothing in /dev that had to do with nvidia when atleast nvidia0 & nvidiactl should have been present. Had to run the NVmakedevices.sh script and voila, everything works.

My sound isn't working on udev. Alsa can't open stuff, nothing seems to be wrong in /dev there, but it can't find default. I'm working on solving that.

Now, in the office, its putting the USB CD-RW somewhere else, I'm unable to locate that either. Not /dev/sda...

Teething troubles, but pissing off. I'm back to 2.6.8-gentoo-r10 with devfs. I'm not in the mood to sit & solve these right now. And more than anything else, the Alsa issue is baffling me.

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louiswu
Nov. 4th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
My X refused to start up. And this kernel has issues with VT(?) switching.

Will work on it this weekend. For now, booting Gentoo with "gentoo=noudev" on the kernel command-line.
dark_tangent
Jun. 5th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
gentoo 2.6.11 r4 woes
Even i too had some strange problems with alsa.I compiled it as module before then i changed to compiling into the kernel. Now that works fine. In Nvidia's readme they said that if you are installing a new kernel then u have to run the setup again (line number 231 in readme).
fox2mike
Jun. 6th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: gentoo 2.6.11 r4 woes
nVidia drivers always needed to be redone on a new kernel/when you switch b/w udev and devfs. The issue was it wasn't automatically creating devices as it should. All that is sorted out now, ALSA as modules works as well...
dark_tangent
Jun. 8th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: gentoo 2.6.11 r4 woes
cool. How did you go about solving those problems ? My alsa acts strangely . if 2 or more alsa apps run some of them crash :( . Did not experiment much though but only with xmms. Well that xmms default eq is really stupid and am using eq-xmms plugin. Amarok sucks big time again with eq again. well other than that gentoo is the best distro i have seen so far.
fox2mike
Jun. 8th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: gentoo 2.6.11 r4 woes
I did nothing special at all. Followed the Gentoo udev Guide and that's it. Rebooted and everything just *worked* nVidia and ALSA. Everything.
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