Bug 139852 - /dev/nvidia# nodes deleted on reboot.
/dev/nvidia# nodes deleted on reboot.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 130746
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-11-18 09:33 EST by Kelly Black
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:07:07 EST
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Description Kelly Black 2004-11-18 09:33:10 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

nvidia driver:
Running the script installs the driver as:

How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot machine
Actual results:

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

Expected results:

Files should not be deleted.

Additional info:

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
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-11-18 10:55:28 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 130746 ***
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2004-11-18 12:24:01 EST
see also: http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/udev/
Comment 3 Kelly Black 2004-11-18 13:54:52 EST
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! :-)

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:07:07 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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