Why nvidia module won't load on 2.6.11 (and other problems)
Since this problem is getting increasingly annoying, I'll post the solution here. Hopefully, someone'll sticky it. :wink:
The current stable version of nvidia-kernel does not work with the latest gentoo-dev-sources, so you have to use the testing version. To do this, you have to log into root and type in the following commands.
Also, unless you emerge alsa-utils again, your going to get an error when ALSA tries to restore the mixer settings. ALSA will work fine, but to have to emerge alsa-utils to get rid of the error.
# echo "media-video/nvidia-kernel ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
# emerge nvidia-kernel
I may edit this in the future for a few other programs that need to be tweaked to run on 2.6.11.