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Old 05-22-11, 12:16 AM   #117
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Default Re: Nvidia support for Xen

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Originally Posted by moenchmeyer View Post
I simply do not know. I just tried everything with Opensuse 11.4 on two systems with different hardware. Both systems have quad core processors Q9550 and an i7 950 and as said I use kernel version 2.6.37.6 (x86_64). I tried with 2 different Nvidia cards - a 9800 GTX+ and a GTX 460 - and it works with both of them. With and without virtual machines running.

What happens if you do not use the Xen kernel but a standard 2.6.32 kernel ?
I can boot the Dom0 capable 2.6.32 kernel inside and outside Xen. It runs the current NVidia drivers just fine if Xen isn't around it. Boot the same kernel inside Xen, get the SMP panic I posted when starting X11.

Somebody wrote somewhere that 2.6.32 is probably a lost cause for the NVidia drivers because of VM changes. I wonder whether I might be further with the reversed engineered drivers. But the point about this laptop is that it runs decent 3D *and* Xen. Kinda disappointing.
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