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Old 04-16-06, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default 8756 install on 6100/410 FC5 -- compilation fails in nv.c

The kernel module compile is failing with (void *) cast errors in nv.c. (installer log

nvidia-bug-report.sh is not on my system, so here are some relevant facts.
  • compiling against 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5xen0 source package
  • gcc 4.1.0 --- compiler version check goes through (see log).
    > cat /proc/version  
    Linux version 2.6.16-1.2080_FC5xen0 (bhcompile@hs20-bc1-5.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.1.0 20060304 (Red Hat 4.1.0-3)) #1 SMP Tue Mar 28 04:13:51 EST 2006
  • nVidia 6100/410 on Gigabyte nF4.S754.Sempron64 3000+.2x512MB

Please assist.

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Old 04-17-06, 04:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: 8756 install failure on FC5 -- kernel module compilation errors

Guess you need to search around for some Xen patches. Do you use Xen? If not, then you should install the normal 2080 kernel instead.
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Default Re: 8756 install failure on FC5 -- kernel module compilation errors

Yep, I dual boot the vanilla and xen kernels ... on the former, I was able to deploy 8765's directly from livna (a popular Fedora Core package repository); however, they don't carry a build against the Xen kernel ... thus my attempt to compile locally.

It'd be great to hear from one of the nVidia folks here as to whether they've ever successfully compiled against the Xen0 kernel in-house. Given the way Xen0 is architected, theoretically, there shouldn't be a problem (the nature of the errors in the log somewhat confirms this). Given that Xen is now included in the Fedora and Suse distributions, I'm sure they've taken a crack at it.

So, I'm hoping we can hear nVidia's experiences and get a recommendation with respect to compiling against Xen.

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