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       nvidia-modprobe - Load the NVIDIA kernel module and create NVIDIA character device files.


       nvidia-modprobe [options]
       nvidia-modprobe [options] --create-nvidia-device-file=MINOR-NUMBER
       nvidia-modprobe [options] --module-instance=MODULE-INSTANCE


       The  nvidia-modprobe  utility  is used by user-space NVIDIA driver components to make sure
       the NVIDIA kernel module is loaded and that the NVIDIA character device files are present.
       These facilities are normally provided by Linux distribution configuration systems such as
       udev.  When possible, it is recommended to use your Linux distribution's native mechanisms
       for  managing kernel module loading and device file creation.  This utility is provided as
       a fallback to work out-of-the-box in a distribution-independent way.

       When installed by nvidia-installer , nvidia-modprobe is installed setuid root.

       Users should not normally need to run  nvidia-modprobe  by  hand:  the  NVIDIA  user-space
       driver components will fork(2)/exec(3) it when needed.

       When  run without any options, nvidia-modprobe will load the NVIDIA kernel module and then
       exit. When the --module-instance option is  specified  on  systems  with  multiple  NVIDIA
       kernel  modules, nvidia-modprobe will load the corresponding NVIDIA kernel module and then
       exit. When the --create-nvidia-device-file option is specified, nvidia-modprobe will  also
       create the requested device file.

       The source code to nvidia-modprobe is available here: ⟨


       -v, --version
              Print the utility version and exit.

       -h, --help
              Print usage information for the command line options and exit.

       -c MINOR-NUMBER, --create-nvidia-device-file=MINOR-NUMBER
              Create the NVIDIA device file with the given  minor  number;  this  option  can  be
              specified multiple times to create multiple NVIDIA device files.

       -i MODULE-INSTANCE, --module-instance=MODULE-INSTANCE
              Load   the  required  NVIDIA  kernel  module  that  corresponds  to  the  specified
              MODULE-INSTANCE value. The value should be between 0 and 7.


       -u, --unified-memory
              Load the NVIDIA Unified Memory kernel module or create device files for it, instead
              of the NVIDIA kernel module.

       -m, --modeset
              Load the NVIDIA modeset kernel module and create its device file.


              Run `/sbin/modprobe nvidia`

       nvidia-modprobe -c 0 -c 1
              Run `/sbin/modprobe nvidia` and create /dev/nvidia0 and /dev/nvidia1

       nvidia-modprobe -i 0
              Run `/sbin/modprobe nvidia0`


       Andy Ritger
       NVIDIA Corporation


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