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Old 04-25-09, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Slackware 12.2: x86-96.43.11 kernel module fails to load

Hello,

I installed Slackware Linux 12.2 (kernel 2.6.27.7-smp) today on my computer and want to continue to use the Nvidia driver. I downloaded the latest version of the Nvidia Linux x86 driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.11-pkg1.run). The compile succeeds, but the module doesn't load. I have attached the log file. Any ideas on how to solve this problem? I've never had this problem with Slackware and the Nvidia Linux driver before.

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Old 04-25-09, 10:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Slackware 12.2: x86-96.43.11 kernel module fails to load

It seems the module is compiled against your old kernel

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nvidia: version magic '2.6.24.5-smp SMP mod_unload 686 ' should be
'2.6.27.7-smp SMP mod_unload 686 '
Do you have kernel sources/headers for the new kernel installed?
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Old 04-25-09, 11:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Slackware 12.2: x86-96.43.11 kernel module fails to load

Thanks for the quick reply.

This is a fresh install of Slackware 12.2 on a blank hard drive. I am using the same kernel that was used for the install. I checked using Slackware's pkgtool and verified that the kernel headers are for 2.6.27.7-smp, but the kernel source is for 2.6.24.5_smp. I originally looked at the headers and thought that was sufficient. From your statement, I gather that the kernel sources are important too. I don't understand why that older version of the kernel sources was loaded, as I did a full install. I will investigate getting the comparable kernel sources package and report back my findings.

Thanks again,

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Old 04-25-09, 11:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Slackware 12.2: x86-96.43.11 kernel module fails to load

ledoc,

That did the trick. Good eye!

I do miss the Nvidia splash screen logo, though.

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