System :: xorg72.uci and nvidia proprietary driver

I just installed the 96.43.05 nvidia driver and have not been successful in using it with xorg72.uci.  It works with XFree86.dsl.

Here's what I get in Xorg.0.log when trying to use it:
(II) LoadModule: "pcidata"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module pcidata
(II) UnloadModule: "pcidata"
(EE) Failed to load module "pcidata" (module does not exist, 0)

Fatal server error:
Unable to load required base modules, Exiting...

(WW) xf86CloseConsole: KDSETMODE failed: Bad file descriptor
(WW) xf86CloseConsole: VT_GETMODE failed: Bad file descriptor

If I try to use the driver without either manually loading it or including it in the modules directory, X just can't find it.  I think that may be just beacuse it tries to use modprobe instead of insmod.

Any thoughts on this?  Did I miss something, or is pcidata something that should be included in Xorg?  There is a libpcidata.a file included with XFree86.dsl.  In xorg72.uci there is  Do I need to adjust a variable or something?

Xorg.0.log also said
(**) ModulePath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
so maybe this is what needs to be looked at.  Maybe i just need to add a module path to xorg.conf

I noticed th module path needed changing. After changing it to the xorg module directory, the pcidata error was fixed, but the nvidia module was not found.

DSL loaded it during boot, but it doesn't seem to be in a place where xorg can find it. /lib is not writable by default, so I have no idea how DSL deals with kernel modules, or how to make xorg find it without running mkwriteable.

After looking into the old nvidia.dsl extension, I see a pile of files that are not directly part of the driver, plus some dev files.
I really hope it's not going to be as complicated as it's starting to appear...seems this might not be possible without running mkwriteable and editing/creating a bunch of other files =op

Is the nvidia module you're trying to load a kernel module or a video driver? If it is a kernel module you could place it in ../mydsl/modules to be loaded at boot.
Is it sensitive to the particular version of Xorg/XFree86? The driver has to speak to XOrg's ABI and that could change with versions.

I notice there is a forum on the NVidia website, there might be some leads there.

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