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Old 03-05-08, 11:18 PM   #73
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

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I'd rather use an older kernel than go back to windows.
Good point, anyway it is only a line or two of code. Snip snip and and we have the graphic kernel fork.
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Old 03-06-08, 11:46 AM   #74
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

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I have been very harsh on Nvidia for not opening their source, but I'm on Nvidias side here. The whole GPLONLY thing breaking ndiswrapper feels like MS strong arm tactics. The kernel changing is something Nvidia has to deal with (unless of course they release the code) but not exporting symbols to non-GPLed code is just bad. I can't even personally see how the GPL allows it.

So who do I tell that if they decide to bully non-GPL code out and Nvidia with it I won't be running the NV driver, but #1 Linux fan will be running windows.
Obviously a reaction of all heat and no light. The kernel developers make decisions they think best. There has always been pleadings for special cases, i.e the kernel should not change, stable API's, the cdrecord guy insisting the kernel handles his stuff his way, the Philips webcam saga, marking modules as tainted, etc., etc.
You know that if your kernel with tainted modules goes tits up, the kernel guys will refuse to look at the problem simply because they don't have any indepth knowledge of what the modules do and they could be wasting valuable time chasing moonbeams. If you have a problem with their code, they can fix it, but if the problem turns out to be an out of kernel module, they cannot - they want to keep that huge project clean so they don't get inundated with stuff they can't fix.
What application developers have always done and are doing, is to see what has changed and develop their apps to conform, nothing new. Where you really see BULLYING, it's people trying to press kernel developers to keep cruft in their code so as to make life a doddle for them.
If Windows suddenly becomes such an appealing prospect, be my guest. Here, that would be the day after hell froze over.
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Old 03-17-08, 10:44 PM   #75
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

I've applied Emopig's patch to my 2.6.25-rc6 kernel (wow one-line patch), and patched the nvidia installer and it worked great.

I realize this won't work for NVidia since they can't expect the user to own a patched kernel so we will have to see what they do to their driver. I doubt they would release anything until after 2.6.25 is out anyway.
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Old 03-18-08, 04:39 PM   #76
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

Please see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110088.
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Old 03-27-08, 02:46 PM   #77
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

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kernel 2.6.25-0.161.rc7.fc9.i686
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run

Applied NVIDIA_kernel-169.12-2286310.diff.txt and succesfully built module

But, starting X doesn't work.

Xorg.0.log says:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"

(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so: undefined symbol: AllocateScreenPrivateIndex
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 7)
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Old 03-27-08, 02:57 PM   #78
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

The driver does not yet support the development snapshot X servers shipped with Fedora 9.
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Old 04-05-08, 02:17 PM   #79
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Default Re: 169.09 Nvidia.ko build fails on newest 2.6.24 snapshot

i applied the patch zandar linked to, and it works..

However, i get messed up colors when moving windows, and nvidia gives this kernel error:
NVRM: Xid (0001:00): 13, 0002 beef3097 00004497 000001b4 00005070 00000004

its a pci express 7100gs on gigabyte motherboard with x48 chipset, and kernel 2.6.25

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this is just a temporary graphics card i have, can you tell me if i will also have this issue with an 8800gt?

edit2:
Sorry, it was the 7100gs, i googled in the xid's on 7100gs, and others have it too, apparently it overheats(hello nvidia...), so i tried with my dads 7800 and it worked.
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Old 05-08-08, 12:33 PM   #80
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thanks for the fix
while i desire an opensource in-kernel/xorg driver a LOT, it is very nice to see nvidia not abandoning older drivers.
will there be an updated driver packages as well ? can a single package be made to work both with older and newer kernels ?
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Old 05-08-08, 12:45 PM   #81
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@richlv: the custom .run packages generated by using the --apply-patch command line option are expected to work on older kernels; as to updated driver packages, there are no plans to release updated 169.xx driver packages, but the legacy graphics driver packages are likely to be updated again in the near future.
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