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Old 02-04-04, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Kernel Module install woes.

I downloaded the newest nvidia drivers (1.0.5336) and went to install them,only to find that they couldn't install the kernel module (it goes through building the interface fine and then chokes).

if I run the NVIDIA installer with the --kernel-name= option, then the module is built and supposedly installed, but if you start X using the new nVidia driver then X crashes saying that it couldn't initilize the module

I tried to do

root@localhost:~# insmod /lib/modules/2.6.2/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko

and got

insmod: error inserting '/lib/modules/2.6.2/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko': -1 Invalid module format

During the install procedure, I had to add the --kernel-name= commandline option in order to get it to build the kernel modules

Help please!

I'll post my xfree86 log in a sec, right now I'm using the default nv xfree86 driver
AMD AthlonXP 2400+ @ 2.0ghz | 512mb Kingston DDR RAM | Creative Labs Soundblaster Live 5.1 | GeForce 4 TI 4200 w/64mb

Windows XP w/ SP1
Slackware 9.1 w/ 2.6.2 kernel
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