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Old 11-27-03, 08:28 AM   #1
RLloydNave
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Default NVIDIA driver with linux 2.6.0 kernel

I just downloaded the latest RedHat 10 / Fedora Core 1 linux install image and
upgraded my Red Hat 9 / Nvidia 4200 system.

After recompiling the 4496.run driver the NVIDIA card seems to work properly with the latest version of RedHat running with the 2.4.22 kernel.

Next , I downloaded the new 2.6.0-test10 kernel and built it from source.

The system runs in console mode with the new kernel , but the NVIDIA
4496.run driver will not compile. I am getting errors
"cannot find modversions.h"

I found a file called modversions.h , but it is different from the older version
found in the 2.4.22 kernel. As a result the 4496.run driver will not install on the 2.6.0 kernel.

The built in nvidia driver "NV" versus "NVIDIA" works with 2.6.0

but it does not provide GLX extensions. As a result some of my 3D graphics programs will not run.

Does any body have any ideas on getting the driver to work with the 2.6.0 kernel? Otherwise I guess I will have to wait until NVIDIA releases a newer driver.

Ron Nave
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Old 11-27-03, 09:05 AM   #2
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try one of these patches (they are from the gentoo portage tree, and the driver is working perfect with 2.6.0)

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Old 11-27-03, 09:09 AM   #3
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For a patch with good instructions check out:
http://www.minion.de/nvidia.html

good luck
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