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Old 04-08-09, 03:31 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2.6.29 Debian is breaking NVIDIA (and other kernel module packages)

The only currently valid way to work around this issue is to build your own kernel, using the vanilla sources. If you want to do that, by all means go ahead. I prefer debian's modularized kernels- they're tested and are generally a known good kernel configuration (if a little be conservative at times).

Which is why this problem means I'm sticking on 2.6.28.

@Asriazh : Your fix is not for this problem. This problem is because debian ships a kernel package with the source header files (especially, the configuration source header files) separated from the rest of the kernel header files, following a change by KBuild to support such split header systems. Sadly, the NVIDIA build system doesn't fully utilise KBuild and fails to work.
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Last edited by djsmeg; 04-08-09 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Attaching a "pure" nvidia installer log file. The build is clearly broken.
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