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Old 08-10-04, 02:21 PM   #1
lynedavid
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Default Compiled 1.0-6106 driver is slower?

I am using the 6106 driver in rh9 (kernel 2.4.20-8smp) on a dual XEON system.

The problem is that I compiled a new version of the 2.4.20-8 Linux kernel as I needed to add support for a certain network card.

When I boot up this new Kernel I rerun the NVIDIA driver installer and the installation reports that there is no NVIDIA driver for the Linux kernel.

How can this be as it is effectively exactly the same kernel? I did make sure that the new kernel version is identical to the old one (by setting EXTRA_VERSION in Makefile to –8smp). But the installer still thinks it is an unknown kernel version.

Because the kernel version was unrecognised the NVIDIA installer then attempts to compile the driver. This goes without any errors and X starts. However, Opengl applications are now significantly slower than before.

Have I forgotten to compile something into the Linux kernel or is there another reason for this?

My system:
Geforce 6800 Ultra
Duel XEON 3.06ghz
6106 driver
2.4.20-8 Linux kernel
SUPERMICRO X5DAE MB

Sorry I haven’t included any logs but I’m not at work at the moment.
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