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Old 01-31-07, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Feisty Fawn and kernel 2.6.20-6

Running Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and nVidia driver 9746.

Today Feisty was updated from -5 > -6 kernel. Probably using the RC6 kernel

After this its impossible to build a new kernel module
during setup.

It gives this error:
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'para virt_ops'

A major upstream challenge perhaps ?
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Old 01-31-07, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Feisty Fawn and kernel 2.6.20-6

Please use seach feature of this forum.

This is what you are looking for:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...L-incompatible
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Old 01-31-07, 04:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Feisty Fawn and kernel 2.6.20-6

Well, thanks...

My knowledge about kernels is nearly zero so maybe someone
from nVidia could maybe tell us about new beta drivers for new kernels .

Its no problem for me beacuse I took a step back to the -5 kernel.

Nevertheless this is irritating beacuse of kernel symbols and lack of compability.
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Old 01-31-07, 04:54 PM   #4
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Default Re: Feisty Fawn and kernel 2.6.20-6

The NVIDIA Linux kernel module doesn't reference the GPL symbols in question explicitely, they're picked up implicitely. It looks like paravirt_ops is picked up via udelay().
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Old 01-31-07, 05:06 PM   #5
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Default Re: Feisty Fawn and kernel 2.6.20-6

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The NVIDIA Linux kernel module doesn't reference the GPL symbols in question explicitely, they're picked up implicitely. It looks like paravirt_ops is picked up via udelay().
Yup... I am just a "user" not a developer, this is heavily discussed
within Feistys forum. I started a "fire"...

I just want a driver to work, others can discuss upstream challenges as licenses, GPL and coordination between major players such as nVidia.

Thanks anyway
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Old 01-31-07, 05:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Feisty Fawn and kernel 2.6.20-6

The CONFIG_PARAVIRT configuration option is experimental and as such not supported; I recommend that you fall back to a stable kernel.
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Old 01-31-07, 06:08 PM   #7
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The CONFIG_PARAVIRT configuration option is experimental and as such not supported; I recommend that you fall back to a stable kernel.
Well, Ubuntu devs solved it with a new patched kernel update release.

Installed ver 9746 again with only minor protests from setup.

Great ! (maybe easier to run with open source )

I am glad that I have an nVidia card.
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