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Old 08-31-03, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default gcc versions out of sync

I recently upgraded my video card to a NVIDIA GeForce 2 card. Naturally, I wanted a Linux driver for this card.

The first thing I did was download an installer program from the NVIDIA site. That program asked if I wanted to have the driver compiled. I said yes. The program then complained that the version of gcc on my system was different than the version that was used to compile my kernel.

The README suggested I run:

cat /proc/version

To get the version of gcc that was used to compile my kernel. The answer was 3.2.1

Then it suggested I run

gcc -v

To get the version of gcc that's currently on my system. That version is 3.2.2.

I recompiled my kernel, thinking that it would now be compiled under gcc 3.2.2. I rebooted and tried to compile the nvidia module. It gave me the same error message.

Is there a way for me to:

a) Jury-rig GNUmake into ignoring the fact that the kernel and gcc versions are out of sync.
b) Fix the kernel compilation to use 3.2.2
c) Something else I haven't thought of
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