Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139852
/dev/nvidia# nodes deleted on reboot.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
Description of problem:
Everytime that I reboot the /dev/nvidia# character nodes are deleted.
I have an nvidia quadro graphics card and use the driver from nvidia.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Version: FC3
Kernel (from uname -a):
Linux blackk.union.edu 2.6.9-1.678_FC3 #1 Mon Nov 15 18:28:07 EST 2004
i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Running the script installs the driver as:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot machine
The following files are deleted:
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 0 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 1 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia1
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 2 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia2
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 3 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia3
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 4 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia4
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 5 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia5
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 6 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia6
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 7 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidia7
crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 195, 255 Nov 18 08:06 /dev/nvidiactl
Files should not be deleted.
I can use mknod to recreate the nodes after reboot and everything is fine.
I have put the output from various system commands at the following URL's:
PS: On a personal note, I have been using redhat since 6.2. This is
the first time that I have had a problem upgrading my machine. When I
upgraded from FC2 my machine would not boot. When it tried to enable
the swap partitions the machine got a kernel panic and hung. I had to
wipe the system partitions clean and make a clean install. It was very
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 130746 ***
see also: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/udev/
Thank you all for the very quick responses. Reading the original bug
report helped to identify the issue, and the last link given
(http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/udev/) was extremely useful in finding
a fix for the problem. I was ready to put a bunch of mknod commands in
my rc.local! :-)
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.