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Old 11-11-03, 10:14 AM   #1
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Angry IA64 + RH AWS 2.1 + Errata Update = NVidia No Work

I have an HP zx6000 (IA64), with an NVidia 980 XGL running RH AWS 2.1. Recently I applied RH's updates which effectively broke my NVidia driver.

The problem exists with the HP supplied driver (4431) and the one downloaded from NVidia (4050) on the original kernel (2.4.18-e.31) or the updated version (2.4.18-e.37). One of the updates was from XFree86 ver 4.0.2 (trying to remember the original version) to 4.1.0. Considering the symptoms I'm guessing that the XFree86 update broke something.

Basically X tries to start and then goes back to the console. In /var/log/XFree86.0.log I see a bunch of messages about unresolved symbols in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o. Of course, this file comes as binary only so I'm checking to see if anyone has found a workaround or if NVidia plans on updating for the newer version of XFree86.

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Old 11-13-03, 08:05 AM   #2
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Did you reinstall the driver after the X update? I certainly would at least try this even tho its not 'strictly' mandatory.
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Old 11-13-03, 08:13 AM   #3
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The drivers were reinstalled.

What's interesting is that if I revert back to the original kernel they won't even compile. Make dies with a message about not support kernel versions < 2.4.12 (the original and updated kernels are both 2.4.18).

On the new kernel, the driver compiles, but it complains about the X11 module when X tries to start...Looking at the NVIDIA_GLX tarball, it appears as though the X11 module comes as binary only; basically the install just copies it over and doesn't compile anything.
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