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JasonM 07-06-08 12:44 AM

Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
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(2.6.24-19-rt #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Wed Jun 18 15:36:32 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux)

I can not install the 177.13 drivers. This is the first set of drivers I have not been able to install.

I read on the ubuntu forums that someone else was unable to install them on the realtime kernel? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=840562)

Please advise!

tilseboy 07-06-08 06:56 AM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
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i have the same problem. I know that you officially do not support rt kernels.
But it worked perfect until 173.14.05.
Is it a big problem to get the installer working on rt systems?

Greetings from germany

tilseboy 07-07-08 07:23 AM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
It would be nice to hear something from nvidia about the rt issue.
I was very happy to use the nvidia driver.
But there are a lot of performance problems and I want to upgrade if possible.
At the moment I don't need official rt support. I only need a statement if this is only the installer or the new driver and if this will be fixed or not.

Thanks a lot

zander 07-07-08 02:08 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
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If you want to use 173.14.xx and other recent drivers with current Linux/-rt* kernels, you can try the attached patch (at your own risk). With the patch applied, the driver worked fine in the limited testing I did.

tilseboy 07-07-08 02:48 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
Thanks a lot :-)

tilseboy 07-08-08 02:01 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)

thanks a lot. It worked perfect :-)

It was not instantly clear to me how to apply the patch...so for everyone else:
(Perhaps everybody knows it besides me....)

1. Download last driver, than:

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg1.run
2. Extract the driver:

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg1.run -x
3. cd into created dir:

cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg1
4. apply patch:

cat NVIDIA_kernel-173.14.09-2512683.diff.txt | patch -p0 2>&1
5. run the installer


zander 07-08-08 02:21 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
You can actually just do the following:
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg1.run --apply-patch NVIDIA_kernel-173.14.09-2512683.diff.txt
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-177.13-pkg1-custom.run

tilseboy 07-08-08 05:05 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
Okay, this is shorter...

craigcummings 07-10-08 03:14 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
Hi there,

I am trying to install the 177.13 nvidia driver manually using the method described in this thread, with and without the patch. The kernel module compiles after I give the installer the path to the linux headers. However, after building, I get the error:

Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'

The log file lists a kernel module load error:

insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko': -1 Invalid module format

I get the same result if I use the nvidia 173.14 installer, with and without the patch.

Here are my system stats:

Intel x86_64
Ubuntu 8.04, 2.6.24-19 or kernel
GeForce 9800 GX2
gcc 4.2.3

Thanks for your help.

zander 07-10-08 03:32 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
@craigcummings: chances are this is a toolchain or similar problem; please take a look at the output of `dmesg` following the module load failure to get more information on why the kernel rejected the module.

craigcummings 07-10-08 03:43 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
Hi Zander,

Thanks for the quick reply. I did a little more searching and found that my problem was due to a mismatch between my kernel version and the header files that I was giving to the nvidia installer. I am running 2.6.24-19-server and I was linking to 2.6.24-19-generic headers. I was able to solve the problem by installing the linux-headers-2.6.24-19-server package and pointing the nvidia installer to those files. The installer reported a successful installation. Now let's see what happens...

and we're golden! Thanks to all for providing such an informative forum.



gerryg 09-02-08 01:38 PM

Re: Can not install 177.13 (-rt kernel?)
Hi there,

I'm having the same problem with the 96.43.07 driver (and kernel
Would there be a patch also for this driver version?


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