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Old 10-08-03, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default ia64 driver for 2.6?

Any idea when an ia64 driver will be available that will compile against the 2.6 kernel? (/me is anxiously awaiting being able to put his 900xgl back in his itanium box )
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Old 10-08-03, 03:50 PM   #2
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When the 2.6 tree is considered to be 'stable' and can lose the -test suffix. Right now not even the x86-64 and x86 nVidia drivers will, without some hacking around, install with a 2.6 kernel.
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Old 01-14-04, 12:12 AM   #3
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ok - 2.6 is out - and still no new release of ia64 drivers.

PLEASE!?!?

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Old 02-28-05, 01:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: ia64 driver for 2.6?

Has anyone has any success attempting to modify the IA64 1.0-5336 driver to work with the 2.6 kernel? There have not been any updates to the IA64 driver for over a year now. Both RedHat and SUSE's enterprise linux products now use the 2.6 kernel yet I have not found an accellerated OpenGL driver for Itanium for the 2.6 kernel from any manufacturer.

Are there plans to support the 2.6 kernel or is NVIDIA abandoning the Itanium platform?

For reference, I have Quadra4 980 XGL installed in a HP zx6000 and would like to purchase several more graphics cards if I can get a driver for RHEL4 that works.
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Old 02-28-05, 02:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: ia64 driver for 2.6?

There are no plans to support Linux/ia64 2.6 at this time. David Mosberger posted a patch for 1.0-5336 to the linux-ia64 mailing list earlier this year, however, please see e.g. http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linu...1490608961&w=2.
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Old 10-03-05, 04:25 PM   #6
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Not sure if user requests count for anything but I have 5 zx2000's and 2 zx6000's that I would like to upgrade to RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. They all have Quadro 4 980XGL cards.

I need accelerated graphics for CAD/CAE visualization.

Has anyone actually tried the mentioned patch with RHEL 4? Since I'm not a driver developer, I would prefer an actual driver vs a patch.

I'm very familiar with the nVidia driver installation process and would be willing to test a driver in development.
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Old 11-18-05, 08:34 AM   #7
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Old 03-28-06, 03:14 PM   #8
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OK, I decided to try the patch listed above to 5336 for ia64. OS is RHEL4 Update 3. Here's what I did:
Code:
[root@wslinux ~]# cd /opt/nvidia/
[root@wslinux nvidia]# ll
total 12416
-rw-rw-r--  1 root root     15785 Mar 27 16:48 nvidia_5336_2.6_patch.txt
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  12673593 Mar 27 11:12 NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1.run
[root@wslinux nvidia]#
[root@wslinux nvidia]#
[root@wslinux nvidia]# ./NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1.run -x
Creating directory NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1
Verifying archive integrity... OK
Uncompressing NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-ia64 1.0-5336...................
..............................................
[root@wslinux nvidia]#
[root@wslinux nvidia]#
[root@wslinux nvidia]# cd NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1
[root@wslinux NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1]# cat ../nvidia_5336_2.6_patch.txt | patch -p1
patching file usr/src/nv/Makefile.kbuild
patching file usr/src/nv/conftest.sh
patching file usr/src/nv/nv-linux.h
patching file usr/src/nv/nv.c
patching file usr/src/nv/os-agp.c
patching file usr/src/nv/os-interface.c
[root@wslinux NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1]# ./nvidia-installer
Of course the last command launches the curses installer so here is the nvidia-installer.log:
Code:
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Tue Mar 28 14:28:56 2006

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  no precompiled interface: false
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest driver ver : false
  OpenGL header files     : false
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  XFree86 install prefix  : /usr/X11R6
  OpenGL install prefix   : /usr
  Installer install prefix: /usr
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp site                : ftp://download.nvidia.com

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; would you li
   ke the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel f
   rom the NVIDIA ftp site (ftp://download.nvidia.com)? (Answer: No)
-> No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel; this means
   that the installer will need to compile a new kernel interface.
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.9-34.ELzx2/build'
-> Performing cc_version_check with CC="cc".
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.9-34.ELzx2/
   build'...
   echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`cc -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-
   Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv_compiler.h
     CC [M]  /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function `nv
   os_probe_devices':
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:215: warning: im
   plicit declaration of function `pci_get_class'
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:215: warning: as
   signment makes pointer from integer without a cast
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:309: warning: as
   signment makes pointer from integer without a cast
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function `nv
   os_find_agp_by_class':
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:626: warning: as
   signment makes pointer from integer without a cast
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:637: warning: as
   signment makes pointer from integer without a cast
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: In function `nv
   _agp_init':
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:2886: warning: `
   inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:572)
     CC [M]  /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.o
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c: In function
   `KernInitAGP':
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c:114: warning
   : `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:572)
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c:149: warning
   : `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:572)
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c:161: warning
   : `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:572)
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c:173: warning
   : `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:572)
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c: In function
   `KernTeardownAGP':
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-agp.c:220: warning
   : `inter_module_put' is deprecated (declared at include/linux/module.h:572)
     CC [M]  /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interfac
   e.o
   /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-interface.c:741: w
   arning: 'wb_list' defined but not used
     CC [M]  /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/os-registry
   .o
     LD [M]  /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nvidia.o
     Building modules, stage 2.
     MODPOST
   *** Warning: "pci_get_class" [/opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/us
   r/src/nv/nvidia.ko] undefined!
     CC      /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nvidia.mod.
   o
     LD [M]  /opt/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-ia64-1.0-5336-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko
-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.  This is most likely
       because the kernel module was built using the wrong kernel source files.
       Please make sure you have installed the kernel source files for your
       kernel; on Red Hat Linux systems, for example, be sure you have the
       'kernel-source' rpm installed.  If you know the correct kernel source
       files are installed, you may specify the kernel source path with the
       '--kernel-source-path' commandline option.
-> Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting './usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko':
   -1 Unknown symbol in module
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
I'm 100% certain that the kernel source matches the kernel because I compiled it myself. I simply did a 'make oldconfig' against the stock .config to insure that the source tree is complete. I also booted the new kernel.

Looks like there are many depreciated function calls in the nvidia source files.

The email thread linked above references a patch for the 6629 driver which I can't find anywhere on nVidia's site.

We are very pleased with our seven HP zx2000/6000 workstations with the exception of poor graphics card driver support. Are there any ia64 experts who are willing to help with this?
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Old 11-03-11, 02:29 AM   #9
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Hello All,

I am again the user with same problem. Compiling nvidia driver with itanium ia64 rhel 4.8 .... any one was able to do this successfully ?

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Old 11-03-11, 08:15 PM   #10
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We discontinued NVIDIA Linux/ia64 graphics driver support years ago. Although it may be possible for third-parties to resurrect an old driver and make it functional on current Linux 2.6 kernels, I expect this would require a significant amount of work. Getting the user-space components to work, especially the X driver (even on very old X servers), may present an even greater challenge. In my book, it is not feasible.
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We discontinued NVIDIA Linux/ia64 graphics driver support years ago. Although it may be possible for third-parties to resurrect an old driver and make it functional on current Linux 2.6 kernels, I expect this would require a significant amount of work. Getting the user-space components to work, especially the X driver (even on very old X servers), may present an even greater challenge. In my book, it is not feasible.
I was abt to compile it using some patch for kernel 2.6. It installed also fine. I have itanium ia-64 box. There to enable the nvidia graphics I changed the primary device to be the nvidia. Now my graphics is not visible. Although it must be smaller problem. I noticed that the nvidia-xconfig didn't install with this package. Its a wonderful exe. Been using it on xw series workstations ( with default installed nvidia cards ).

Is there any such installer with this package which can generate the xorg.conf file ? How can I know my system is taking which graphics ?

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