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Old 02-29-04, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default Offering nvidia precompiled modules for download

I was woundering, why can we not offer nvidia our own precompile nvidia modules so that people can use them when the nvidia installer asks to look for one at ftp.nvidia.com?

Is it because of compiled compatibility or what because it seems to be that this would solve alot of issues as they would'nt need there kernel source.
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Old 02-29-04, 09:26 AM   #2
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For most (beginner) distributions like rh/fedora, suse and mandrake the drivers contain some precompiled stuff. You say that for all different kernels this precompiled stuff should be downloaded from nvidia.com. This would work fine for official kernels shipped with linux distributions. When you build your own kernel 2.6x for your athlon system, I can't reuse your kernel module even if I have build a kernel from the same source tree. Depending on how you configure your kernel there will be small differences which the nvidia kernel module doesn't like.
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