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Old 10-08-03, 02:27 AM   #1
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does the latest driver support Linux 2.6 kernel?

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Old 10-08-03, 02:30 AM   #2
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Not officially. nVidia still considers the 2.6 kernels to be in test stages, and thus does not support them. There are some hacks floating around you can try it with, though.
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Search this forum and you'll see there are several very good threads regarding this.
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Old 10-08-03, 05:59 AM   #4
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does the latest driver support Linux 2.6 kernel?

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grab the patch from www.minion.de
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Old 10-08-03, 07:32 PM   #5
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im using kernel 2.6.0-test7 and it works fine.
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im using kernel 2.6.0-test7 and it works fine.
Cool. Did you have to apply any extra patches to make the nVidia driver work?
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Old 10-09-03, 05:16 AM   #7
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yea I had to use the patch from minion but it works fine.
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Old 10-09-03, 06:02 PM   #8
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Hi,

Thanks for the replies, I did try to search teh forum first but used the search link at the top by mistake :/

I tried the minion patch with 2.6.0test6 but the box just locked up with a scrambled text screen.

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Old 10-09-03, 08:15 PM   #9
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Take and comment out the vga= from your lilo.conf file and rerun lilo and reboot that will fix that problems. It's a video framebuffer support issue w/2.6.

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Old 10-11-03, 07:14 PM   #10
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tried the vga option - no difference.
built test7 kernel same result.

thanks anyway.

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Old 10-12-03, 02:40 PM   #11
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have a look @
http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/post-halloween-2.5.txt

Known gotchas.
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Certain known bugs are being reported over and over. Here are the
workarounds.
- Blank screen after decompressing kernel?
Make sure your .config has
CONFIG_INPUT=y
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y


maybe this helps?

good luck!
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Old 10-14-03, 05:38 PM   #12
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Thanks for the hint, but :

the problem is with X, booting up is fine till kdm kicks in. Ive tried using gdm or going straight in X with the same results.

I spose I shouldve given more details straight off :/

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