RH 8 Problem when insmod'ing NVdriver
I have compiled the kernel module src rpm on RH 8 ok, but when I try to insmod it I get the following error:
[root@localhost root]# insmod NVdriver
/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/NVdriver: The module you are trying to load (/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/video/NVdriver) is compiled with a gcc
version 2 compiler, while the kernel you are running is compiled with
a gcc version 3 compiler. This is known to not work.
The odd thing is that I DID compile the module on my RH8 system (which only has gcc3.2 on)!
Does anybody have any ideas about ways to get round this problem?
What does cc -v tell you, and what about echo $CC? If the $CC one prints something other than nothing and other than cc, then try <that executable> -v. For example, if it prints gcc-i868-pc-linux-gnu or something like that, then do a gcc-i686-pc-linux-gnu -v instead.
I know gcc 3.2 is the default on RH 8, but it might be that 2.96 was also installed, for some (strange) reason.
Both those indicated 3.2, which surprised me slightly.
However, I remember that part of the NVidia kernel module is closed source (compiled) with an open source wrapper, so I was wondering if perhaps the closed source bit was gcc 2.9x compiled. :confused:
However, I tried again tonight with the newer kernel src rpm (3123) and had no problems at all. Before I had 2960, and I wonder if that was the cause, as I can't think of anything else..
Thanks for your suggestions though - much appreciated :)
I don't know what Module-nvkernel is compiled with, but it worked for you with gcc 3.2, and it works here with the same, so I think it's OK.
Oh, actually, this might have been a problem a while ago (just before 3123) with RedHat's version of modutils. If that was the issue, then using the latest stable version of modutils (off ftp.kernel.org somewhere, I believe) fixed the problem. But if you got it working, then it wasn't that.
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