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Old 12-29-03, 10:43 PM   #1
XulChris
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Default Error compiling latest nvidia drivers

Hi,

I am getting en error compiling the latest nvidia kernel drivers, the error is as follows:

-> Building kernel module:
executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make nvidia.o SYSINCLUDE=/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.
2135.nptl/build/include'...
echo \#define NV_COMPILER \"`gcc32 -v 2>&1 | tail -n 1`\" > nv_compiler.h
gcc32 -c -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-type -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts
-Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-multichar -Werror -O -MD -D__KERNEL__ -
DMODULE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D_
_KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_MAJOR_VERSION=1 -DNV_MINOR_VERSION=0 -DNV_PATCHLEVE
L=5328 -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DNV_INT64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -I. -I/li
b/modules/2.4.22-1.2135.nptl/build/include -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error nv.c
In file included from /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2135.nptl/build/include/linux/vm
alloc.h:8,
from nv-linux.h:72,
from nv.c:14:
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2135.nptl/build/include/linux/highmem.h: In function `
bh_kmap':
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2135.nptl/build/include/linux/highmem.h:20: warning: p
ointer of type `void *' used in arithmetic
In file included from nv.c:14:
nv-linux.h:420:2: #error "Couldn't determine number of arguments expected by
remap_page_range!"
nv.c: In function `nv_kern_mmap':
nv.c:1430: warning: implicit declaration of function `NV_REMAP_PAGE_RANGE'
make: *** [nv.o] Error 1
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.


NOTE: I am using Fedora Core 1, and I was able to successfully compile and install the drivers before. I attempted to install an old copy of glibc which hosed my system, but I used the Fedora CD to reinstall the latest glibc and fixed my /etc/ld.so.conf file and everything seems to be back to normal now. The only difference was that I uninstalled the nvidia kernel module, and now when I attempt a reinstall, I get this error. Please let me know if you have any idea what might be wrong, or if you need any additional information. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-03, 12:42 AM   #2
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Okay, with a little help from someone in #fedora I was able to get a little further. He suggested I reinstall my kernel-source rpms and then do a make distclean; cp -a configs/kernel-2.4.22-i686.config .config ; make oldconfig ; make dep

This fixed the error that I reported above and running the command CC="gcc32" sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1.run --add-this-kernel successfully build a custom-run file without error.

However, now, when I try installing CC="gcc32" sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5328-pkg1-custom.run

I now get the following error:

-> Kernel module load error: ./usr/src/nv/nvidia.o: kernel-module version
mismatch
./usr/src/nv/nvidia.o was compiled for kernel version
2.4.22-1.2135.nptlcustom
while this kernel is version 2.4.22-1.2135.nptl.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please advice!

TIA,
Chris
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Old 12-30-03, 01:56 AM   #3
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ok after modifying the EXTRAVERSION in the kernel makefile, and repeating the steps above, the driver now installs correctly!!! Please disregard any error reports for this thread.
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