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Old 11-23-04, 09:11 PM   #1
Alphohsu Pugh
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Default 6629/6111 fail on upgrade to 2.6.9

Linux 2.6.8, TNT2-M64, XFree86-4.4
NVIDIA 6111 driver working perfectly.

Upgraded kernel (compiled from sources) to 2.6.9
(AOK, routine task - done hundreds of times.
No changes in configuration).

As normal procedure, one recompiles nvidia driver.
I chose the latest version, 6629.
Installs (recompiles perfectly) BUT
1. When trying to run X, the screen goes to and than sits at the
nVidia logo forever.
2. If I try to uninstall and then recompile the previous 6111 driver, I get:
"Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.

The install logs do not shed any light (nor does the
XFree86.0.log).
The 6629 is perfectly clean (no surprise there - it does
go to the logo! ), ends in
-> Runtime sanity check passed.
-> Installation of the NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver
for Linux-x86 (version: 1.0-6629) is now complete.

The 6111 ends after 'ld -m ...' with
-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
then the above error:
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.
The 'XF86Config' is the same (as it should be - nothing fancy).

Note: yes, I did try various "--...path" installation options.
Normally, I don't use any options (on previous kernels).

Please help.
Thanks
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Old 11-24-04, 01:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: 6629/6111 fail on upgrade to 2.6.9

Install the patched 6111 version should solve the problem. Exactly the same thing happened to my debian.
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Old 11-24-04, 04:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: 6629/6111 fail on upgrade to 2.6.9

lilila:
Thanks.
What is a "patched" driver and where do I get it?

The only way I know how to get an nVidia driver is to go to
'www.nvidia.com' and then choose
Download Drivers > Graphics Driver > GeForce and TNT2 >
Linux IA32 > Linux Display Driver Archive.
The only one I'm finding is exactly my original one,
'NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6111-pkg1.run'
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Old 11-24-04, 05:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: 6629/6111 fail on upgrade to 2.6.9

I have the same problem. I installed the patched 61.11 (http://www.mnkydeth.jsuthosting.com/...11-jp1.tar.bz2), and they seem to work, but I'm now getting random freezes. Since I've just upgraded to Fedora Core 3, I'm not sure if it's the kernel or the driver. Just in case, I'm running with the nv driver to see how stable is the system and whether to blame the driver.
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Old 12-01-04, 02:35 PM   #5
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This patched version 61.11 works great with both kernel 2.6.7 and 2.6.9 on my Slackware 10.0.
I can install 66.29 on 2.6.7 and 2.6.9 but it is not usable on neither of kernels.
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Old 12-02-04, 06:59 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by superandrzej
This patched version 61.11 works great with both kernel 2.6.7 and 2.6.9 on my Slackware 10.0.
I can install 66.29 on 2.6.7 and 2.6.9 but it is not usable on neither of kernels.
I confirm both (works with 6111, doesn't with 6629)
for mandrake 10.1 but I'd like to add:
- I found a patched version that is named -jp3, so this is
probably more recent.
- Even that version didn't work with acpi memory
suspend. The case switch in nv.c that handles that
simply missed the interesting case for the constant
``3'' (whatever that corresponds to)
- I spent hours on trying to get 6629 going. Enough is
enough


My proposal to the nvidia folks (hm btw my impression
is that this only one single person, Zander). Please give
us a lieu where all the patches are collected.
It is very hard to find all these things through this interface here.

Even better, create a stable code path and
a devellopment one. The stable path could just follow
the developpement of the linux kernel and ensure
that everybody always easily finds a version that is
working for his/her actual kernel.

Thank you.
Jens
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Old 12-02-04, 11:21 AM   #7
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Default Re: 6629/6111 fail on upgrade to 2.6.9

@JensG: I agree that the various minor patches/updates are better collected in a central location, e.g. in the respective release threads (looking forward, that seems like a good solution, but requires moderator status/support (to sticky/close the threads)).

Distributors such as Gentoo also maintain patch repositories that may be useful, but there's no guarantee that all of the patches distributed via these channels solve given problems generically (i.e. without introducing new incompatibilities or making restrictive assumptions).
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Old 12-02-04, 11:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: 6629/6111 fail on upgrade to 2.6.9

Hi,
@zander
at least the gentoo devs seem to know what they do, I have a gentoo-2.6.9 (some patches) plus 6629.ebuild (also with patches) And it works.
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