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Old 01-27-09, 05:57 AM   #1
rainerklier
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Angry Install problem with latest factory-Kernel for openSUSE11.1

there is a problem in the latest openSUSE 11.1 factory-kernel 2.6.27.13-3 from http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...nSUSE_Factory/.

i tried to install latest nvidia-driver 180.22 on an opensuse11.1 x86_64 system.
former kernel 2.6.27.12-1 had no problems with this.
but this time, it was not possible to load nvidia kernel module.

the installation-script stopped, and told me that the built kernel module can't be loaded.

there were also warnings about missing symbols at compile time.

this is the relevant part of dmesg-output when loading the driver:
nvidia: Unknown symbol pv_mmu_ops
nvidia: Unknown symbol pv_cpu_ops
nvidia: Unknown symbol pv_irq_ops
nvidia: Unknown symbol pv_lock_ops

it seems, the above symbols are missing.

this was not the case with 2.6.27.12-1.

i had to downgrade kernel to latest available 2.6.27.7-9 from oss-repo.
with this version building the nvidia driver also was no problem.

does anybody know anything about this error?

Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de> says the following on the opensuse-kernel-mailing-list:
Quote:
It seems that we recently disabled paravirt on default config.
So pv_* don't exist any more.

I guess it's a problem nvidia side, e.g. you are building with the old
object refering to non-existing pv_*.
so what can i do?
i need help, please!
does the new 180.25 fix this?
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Old 01-29-09, 02:09 AM   #2
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Smile Re: Install problem with latest factory-Kernel for openSUSE11.1

VERY VERY STRANGE!
it works for me now!
yesterday i installed latest 2.6.27.13-5.1 from
http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...enSUSE_Factory

and then i copied the files ".config" and "Module.symvers"
from /usr/src/linux-obj/x86_64/default/ to */usr/src/linux/
then i went to /usr/src/linux/ and made "make prepare" and "make
modules_prepare".
then i did the usual "./nvidia-installer"
and that's it.
it worked this time!

WHITHOUT CHANGING ANYTHING AT THE NVIDIA-DRIVER!

so the problem MUST come from something inside the 2.6.27.13-2.1 from monday!
or it was the "make cloneconfig" i did yesterday and the missing file
Module.symvers in /usr/src/linux/.
or the guys at suse/novell changed something in latest 2.6.27.13-5.1.
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