unable to compile nforce driver under Slackware 8.1
When I try to compile the nforce driver as stated in the readme files, it gives me an error as follows:
make -C nvnet
make: Entering directory `/home/mohr/nforce/nvnet'
cc -c -DLINUX -DMODULE -DEXPORT_SYMTAB -D__KERNEL__ -O -Wstrict-prototypes -DCONFIG_PM -fno-strict-aliasing -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -falign-functions=4 -DMODULE -I/lib/modules/2.4.18/build/include -DMODVERSIONS -include /lib/modules/2.4.18/build/include/linux/modversions.h nvnet.c
cc1: Invalid option `-falign-functions=4'
make: *** [nvnet.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/mohr/nforce/nvnet'
make: *** [nvnet_make] Error 2
I'm at a loss as to what to do. I'm no purist... while I do not like the idea of closed source, I can understand nvidia's needs... but these needs cause a direct conflict with my need for a driver that works on my system :) Here are my specs:
Distro: Slackware 8.1
Could this be an unfixable problem with the binary portion of the package? I also tried to manually patch the diff included for the sound card, which fails miserably. This, however, is not as much of an issue because I got it working with OSS. But I would really like to have that second ethernet card working....