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vexer 04-27-03 06:05 PM

slack9 tainted module
I get this at boot

Apr 25 17:15:31 sinack insmod: Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/drive
rs/video/nvidia.o will taint the kernel: non-GPL license - NVIDIA
Apr 25 17:15:31 sinack insmod: See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for
information about tainted modules
Apr 25 17:15:31 sinack insmod: Module nvidia loaded, with warnings

It still works, it's just tainted and it doesn't sound like a good thing

bwkaz 04-27-03 06:19 PM

Click on your own link for an explanation.


Soul-Crusher 04-27-03 07:24 PM

It just means that if something goes wrong with the nVidia driver, don't ask the kernel developers or you'll get a rude response. If you do have a problem, load the GPL driver (The "nv" driver that comes with X-Windows) and try to replicate it. If you cannot replicate the problem with the GPL driver, then report to Andy Mecham.

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